BENEFITING: TAILORED FOR EDUCATION INC
I'll be 25 years old on August 5th.
For my birthday, I’m buying clothes.
I’m buying 25 school uniforms and I need your help.
Why are you buying school uniforms?
In most developing countries, schools require students to have a uniform. You literally can't attend school without one. I saw this first-hand while traveling in the Domincan Republic in 2002. Siblings from poor families went to school in shifts because their parents could only afford one uniform for multiple children.
How much does the uniform cost?
An average of $25. In the US, we'll spend more on a birthday party at a restaurant or club. In the developing world, $25 changes someone's life and the lives of people in their community.
What can an education really do?
Education will not eradicate poverty, but it reduces the number of poverty's victims while simultaneously addressing: child prostitution, domestic violence, child marriages, homelessness, premature deaths from preventable causes, maternal mortality, drug use, poor health, and opportunistic criminal activity. We call this sustainable development – small changes that make bigger impacts for the long-term.
I’ve never bought you a birthday present before.
It’s not for me. If you can’t give right now (hey, student loans happen to the best of us), then share the link with your friends and family on social media. We need 25 people to take the plunge. That's it.
Tell me about this non-profit:
Tailored for Education has projects throughout the world, but I'm excited about their work in the Dominican Republic and Kenya. They don't ship in mass produced uniforms; they work with local businesses to create the uniforms so the entire community benefits.
25 uniforms by August 5th; we’ve got this.
Asante sana, grazie mille, and muchos gracias, my friends! I'll post photos from the Dominican Republic this year as my family and I drop off school supplies to local students.