Hi, Boo! Our Halloween Recap

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On October 28thand 31st, Style Saves hosted two Halloween events at the Lotus House in Overtown, which is the country’s largest homeless shelter for women and children. In addition, the organization donated a hundred costumes to migrant families who are part of the Guatemalan-Maya Center as well as to a communal elementary school in Miami Dade County.

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 Thanks to JAKKS Pacific and our donors we were able to style 220 kids and their mothers from the Lotus house shelter on Sunday, October 28thfor their upcoming Halloween Party. Everyone was able to choose from brand new costumes that included Elmo for mother and daughters, Mr. Incredible, The little mermaid costumes, fairies, Power Rangers and many more.

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 Additionally, Style Saves hand-delivered donations to West Palm Beach and the elementary school. We even got to part-take in their Halloween event. We loved visiting their facility and playing with the kids!

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 October 31st was our big Halloween event day in collaboration with Lotus House. Everyone in the building was dressed up and spread a great Halloween spirit. We had arts and crafts stations, where we made spider webs with the kids as well as our very popular slime station!

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We had amazing volunteers from our communities come out to help us with face painting, dance and Trick or Treat activities, which was made possible by the Gerrit J Verburg Company, that donated over 1000 units of candies. 

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 We would like to thank our volunteers from Soho Beach House and Cushman Elementary School and everyone else who helped us out to make such amazing things happen within our community! Until our next Halloween Dance! 

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Style Saves Back to School 2018

On August 18th and 19th, 2018, Style Saves teamed up with the community and hosted its’ 8th annual Back-To-School event at Mana Wynwood Convention Center, in the heart of Wynwood, Florida. The organization served over 5,000 Florida students with brand new uniforms, outfits and school supplies for the new school year, along with fun filled days of activities.

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The goal is to alleviate the pressure of going back to school as a problem many financially low-income families face. By providing these necessary items, Style Saves helps turn the start of a new school year into a fun event instead of a stressful time.

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Students from over 60 organizations including Miami-Dade Public Schools, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Voices For Children, His House,The Lodge Miami, Irie Foundation, Mentor Network, Lotus House, The Guatemalan-Maya Center, and many more, attended the event. Students were invited to shop our pop-up shop and stay for an afternoon of fun including arts & crafts, dance classes, a photo booth, face painting, and several more.

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A huge thank you to our sponsors Jordache and Cayre Group LTD. Students also received haircuts from Junior & Hatter, IGK, The Barber Job Inc. along with beauty from GEE Beauty and Glamsquad and enjoyed food and beverage from Pizza Bar, The Melted Scoop, Health-Ade Kombucha, Red Bull, Bunniecakes, Amazonica, Pepsi, OTL, Spris Pizza, Pueblito Viejo, and Los Bobos Cafeteria, and sports by C2C Sports and The Miami Heat. 

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With over 700 volunteers from Groot Hospitality, Miansai, Miami Dade Police Department, Bank of America, Soho Beach House, Eberjey, 1Hotels, and Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart assisting to organize and produce the giveback event, Style Saves consistently makes an incredible impact on the community together. 

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Style Saves Swim 2018

For the 8th year in a row, philanthropy and fashion join forces at The Setai Hotel in Miami Beach. 

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Style Saves Swim, our annual fashion show fundraiser, took place during Miami Swim Week on Friday, July 13th.  The fundraiser, which has grown to be one of the highlights of the week, expertly combines fashion and philanthropy into one unforgettable evening. 

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With The Setai, Miami Beach lending their support, Style Saves Swim welcomed 500 guests in attendance who enjoyed a chic atmosphere hosted by local influencer and blogger, Jenny Lopez, with music by DJ YSL, an open bar featuring Tito’s Vodka, The Palm by Whispering Angel and Health-Ade Kombucha and a fun Photo Booth by SocialBox. The consistently sold-out event showcased styles from local favorite Eberjey, showing for the very first time, and Onia, along with accessories from Miansai new collection, Guadalupe Designs and Artesano

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“This year was our absolute best show yet. It couldn't have been more reflective about everything we're about. I'm so happy to say this year we'll be able to send 5,000 students back to school.” said Rachael Russell, President & Founder of Style Saves. 

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All funds raised during Style Saves Swim go towards supporting our Back-to-School event, taking place on August 19th and 20th, offering students the opportunity to “shop” uniforms, accessories, and school supplies in a department store-style environment before heading back to school this Fall. It benefits more than 3,000 students from organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami, Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation, Educate Tomorrow, Hope For Miami, Miami-Dade Public Schools, and many more. 

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Medellin, Colombia 2018

On April 12 - 15, 2018, Style Saves and Miansai, along with a team of 13 volunteers, headed to Medellin, Colombia for our 5th annual service trip. 

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Our volunteers- Lauren Eggersten from Who What Wear, Jose Forteza from Vogue Mexico and Latin America, and Eliza Jordan from Whitewall magazine, all came together to join forces in making an impact on lives of kids and to spread the word about Style Saves mission. 

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We had the opportunity to visit two different orphanages, public and private. Casa Maria y El Nino, government owned and funded, cares for about 40 kids all under the age of 9 years old. Their mission is to be the hope for a better future in caring for the holistic good of children who have been mistreated and abused. 

We spent the day painting a new mural at the house, playings sports, having lunch, and enjoying quality time with our new little friends. 

Casa Hogar Nazareth, privately owned and funded, cares for a total of 50 kids ranging from 5-12 years old from underprivileged families and families with only a single mother parent. 

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Style Saves brought 20 duffel bags of donations including clothing, shoes and accessories, hygiene items, toys, brand new book bags and school supplies. 

The sweet children here have known us since we began serving Colombia, they have such a special place in our hearts. We loved getting to spend the day together making more memories, playing soccer, making arts and crafts and putting smiles on their faces. Making a difference is always in style. 

We can’t wait to go back! 

If you’re looking to get involved with Style Saves Internationally, email info@stylesaves.org

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Style Saves & Museum of Ice Cream Social

On March 4th, we teamed up with Museum of Ice Cream for the sweetest collaboration where Ice cream and philanthropy truly came to life! 

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A dedicated day of ticket sales was organized, where 100% of proceeds from the day would benefit our students and help support our future initiatives. Within 24 hours, it completely sold out, raising an incredible amount of $25K! 

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Additionally, MOIC generously hosted 70 of our students from the Guatemalan Mayan Center for a complimentary guided tour. Founder of Style Saves, Rachael Russell Saiger, and well-known Miami philanthropist and board member of Style Saves, Isabela Rangel Grutman, led the activities for the day. 

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The Guatemalan Center has been serving the immigrant community for more than 20 years. The organization helps with job-training for parents, as well as educates families on how to gain access to medical care and social services. The Guatemalan Center also provides after-school help for children and loving environment for a better future.

We had the best day ever and couldn’t be more grateful. The sky is the limit and in the words of MaryEllis Bun, Founder of MOIC, “anything is possible.” 

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