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Port-Au-Prince, Haiti Service Trip

On March 25th, 2017 Style Saves team traveled to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti to deliver donations to local orphanages for Hurricane Matthew relief. 

Haiti remains one of the poorest countries in the Americas and one of the poorest in the world. After the Hurricane, parts of Haiti had faced complete destruction and were in desperate need of aide. Style Saves has consistently worked with local orphanages in Haiti and have been able to create a long lasting relationship with the people of Haiti. 

Upon arrival to Port-Au-Prince, Style Saves was able to hand out donations to over 200 children at the local orphanage. Items included backpacks, school supplies, shoes, art supplies and other necessities. These kids all have the sweetest, most infectious souls and every single child was so grateful to leave with something. We’re looking forward for our next visit and to donate more supplies to all these inspiring kids.

Medellin, Colombia 2017

On March 11, 2017, the Style Saves team, along with a group of eager volunteers, traveled to Medellin, Colombia for their 4th annual service trip to work at a local orphanage. Casa Hogar Nazareth cares for a total of 40 kids, ranging from ages 5 to 12, and is privately owned and funded.

Carrying a total of over 16 large duffle bags filled with generous donations from Miansai, Johnson and Johnson and Aveeno hygiene products, clothing, toys and art supplies from Gilt, and, Style Saves team was ready to equip the orphanage with brand new resources. 

Upon arrival, we were incredibly happy to be able to equip Casa Hogar with these donations and replenish basic necessities that were lacking at the house such as toilet paper, soap, medicine, among others. 

“Taking the time to help those less fortunate is important to myself and Miansai because through Style Saves we can make a direct impact with the kids and communities we work with.”   -Michael Saiger, Founder of Miansai

Meeting and spending quality time with the children was priceless. We came to impact others and we left being impacted by them. Our days spent with the children were filled with arts and crafts, soccer games, endless laughs, and painting colorful new murals for the home. 

Seeing the joy we were able to bring to the children lives was incomparable. We can’t wait for our visit next year! 

“Traveling to Medellin, Colombia for the Style Saves 4th annual service trip to spend time with the children at Casa Hogar is truly unforgettable. Giving back to others is something that never gets old and is always in style.” -Rachael Russell, Founder of Style Saves

Style Saves MLK Day Recap

On January 16th, 2017, the Style Saves team opened shop in Brooklyn, New York for their 2nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. day giveback event at The Fresh Creek School. 

Style Saves gathered hundreds of winter necessities, which ranged from items of clothing, coats, pants, denim, and accessories for underprivileged boys and girls. Because of all these generous donations by our friends at TagPop and donations of hangers and racks from our friends at Set Shop, we were able to serve over 250 students and provide a fun-filled day for them to enjoy with their peers and family. 

“Thank you for the best party ever and pretty clothes! I feel like a princess in my new coat.” -student from The Fresh Creek School 

Activations included a nail station with polish donated by Sinful Colors, a braid bar by Curly Kids Hair, haircuts by Maria Mok salon, yummy empanadas from Nuchas NYC, water from La Croix, music by DJ Staisean, a Photo Booth from The Bosco, games and activities by Harrington Lane and child actress Jada Starz, a special guest performance by kid DJ AnnieRed, and arts and DIY kites and dream catchers by Darcy. 

“This was the most well run and joyous charity event I have ever attended. I've worked with a number of non-profits and founded a few, and in many capacities I feel like these initiatives are graded on the basis of how much you impact the end users life and how much betterment you provide. I truly believe that Style Saves earned an A.” - Henry Lihn, Co-Founder of TagPop

On behalf of the entire team, we are incredibly grateful for all the support from our sponsors, donors, volunteers and friends who helped make this event such a huge success; It was over and above what we could have expected! We cant wait to do it again next year!

“An absolutely amazing and well excited event. I know my kids will be talking about it for weeks to come! Style Saves delivered another incredible year. We are so thankful.” -Mrs. Jacqueline Coombs, Principal of The Fresh Creek School

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Haiti Relief: Hurricane Matthew 2016

On October 4th, 2016, Hurricane Matthew became the first Category 4 storm to strike Haiti since 1964. A category 4 hurricane is classified as the second strongest storm with sustaining maximum winds of 130-156 mph. The aftermath left the death toll in Haiti to well over 800 people, 61,500 people in shelters, and severe damages to the infrastructure of water and sanitation.

Hurricane Matthew left Haiti in a state of disaster.

Sometimes numbers can seem overwhelming and leave us feeling helpless and unable to contribute to a solution. We can’t do everything, but together we can do something to make a difference.

Straight away Style Saves began collecting donations at Ishine365, a Miami- based boutique. We received an overwhelming amount of support throughout the weeks! The response was incredible.

We partnered with brands through shopping events with a percentage of proceeds benefitting this cause; brands include: Balenciaga, Miansai, Calypso, Capretto & Gee Beauty Studios. Additionally, we threw a Style Saves Halloween Party. We circulated flyers through our internal and external contacts encouraging people to donate supplies and funds through our website. Companies like MMG, the Setai, Metro1, and Miansai also hosted internal supply collections for Style Saves. 

Donations will be sent to several cities in Haiti: Kenscoff, Robin, Belle-fontaine, Fort Jacque, Platon Café and Camperain; one of the most devastated cities we will be visiting. The disaster relief organizations to which supplies will be donated to are MPKD, Ami de Jesus and Life Saver orphanage, Sohaderk, I MO Church, and MP3K. Medicine and first aid donations will be going to Hospital Bernard with Project Medishare.


Style Saves collected and packed 115 boxes filled with medical supplies, blankets, toiletries, and clothing-much of which was generously donated by GILT. We also collected 3 palettes of water, some of which was generously donated by Vitacoco! Thank you to everyone who spread the word, donated supplies and funds. We couldn't have done it without you. 

We can't wait to arrive in Haiti with this container of goods and hope that it will help our friends there rebuild their homes.

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STYLE SAVES GRADUATION DINNER

On Wednesday evening, June 8th, the Style Saves team threw an epic graduation bash for 17 in-need students at Bodega South Beach. The restaurant covered all costs, stuffed the kids full of some of the best Mexican food you can find and gifted them with not one but two gift cards so they could dine again.

Luckily they were able to snap out of their taco-fueled food coma to receive their grad gifts we were able to purchase with our over $5k of donations from GoFundMe. Those gifts included a brand new Google Laptop, gift cards, health & beauty products, school supplies and more. They were over the moon.

Check out the smile on the gal who is pretty in pink. She told us this was her first laptop and that she had been praying for one since Christmas.

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We can't tell you how many thank you emails we have gotten from the students faculty, teachers and shelter staff. All in all, the kids last did not have the most fun. We did. We had the pleasure of making their day because of YOU. Everyone at Style Saves if forever grateful for your generosity.