Dress2Learn is about homeless students and new clothes. It’s that simple. But it’s a brand new name for people in Central Florida to become familiar with. To help with that, Heart of Florida United Way held a behind-the-scenes event that gave attendees a sneak peek at how Dress2Learn works.
United Way President and CEO Robert H. (Bob) Brown did the honors of explaining Dress2Learn’s core mission, which is to provide four new items of clothing to Orange and Osceola county homeless children, and Dress2Learn’s virtual fundraising strategy. Orange County Public Schools Superintendent Barbara Jenkins and School District of Osceola County Deputy Superintendent Tom Phelps were also on-hand to lend their insights as to the effects inadequate clothing can have on the self-esteem and academic performance of homeless children.
The highlight of the event was the Dress2Learn fashion show, in which models Christian and Kalee proudly strutted the new clothes being provided by Levi’s.
Thousands of Orange and Osceola homeless students are going without adequate clothing for school. Dress2Learn can change that. So can you. Launch your fundraiser today.
To see more coverage from the Dress2Learn event, check out this blog from Orlando Sentinel columnist Kate Santich.