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Style Saves Service Trip

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! 

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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