Retail Entrepreneur Donates Prom Dresses to Underprivileged Girls

Sam Sisakhti, USTrendy

We could all use a good story about now, right? Though this is not "wedding related", NWL as it is shortened, this touches the heart strings. I love hearing about the good people are doing in the world. We are kind of in some tough waters right now, and hearing a positive story of giving just makes my heart feel more at ease that there are people doing good around every corner. Such a person is Sam Sisakhti, whom is the founder of USTrendy. He reached out to me to share a program he has started, This program donates prom dresses to underprivileged girls around the country. Please take a moment to read what he has to say:

I am the founder of UsTrendy, the world's largest Independent Fashion e-commerce site. In an effort to have a positive influence on young women, I started a foundation called the Believe in Yourself Project one year ago. I recently launched a site for foundation: Some of the objectives of charity is to combat the financial pressures that are felt on low income girls and their families to continuously stay in style and purchase new items each season along with promote positive body image .

One of the foundation’s activities is donating dresses to underprivileged girls. We have already provided dresses to girls to wear to school dances and similar events in various states. The girls will be registered in our system and receive dresses all through out the school year for various special occasions.

Believe in yourself,
Believe in yourself,
Believe in yourself,

Recent events in our nation inspired me to run an event in the nation's capital. Girls with limited financial resources in the D.C. area were invited to sign up for the event hosted at the boys and girls club, at which we provided many of them with their first new item for their up coming father / daughter dance. These dresses will be the first of many more donations to girls in the D.C. area as well as across the country. Here are some photos from event:

We plan on doing donations in NY, Chicago, Boston, and many other cities.

Believe in Yourself is part of a broader initiative. We are currently in talks with various influential women who at one time or another have struggled with body image, encouraging them to serve as speakers and mentors to the girls within the program. We are in the process of setting up mentoring programs around the country.

My special thanks to Sam for sharing this amazing act of kindness you are doing. I'm helping spread the word for others to help get involved. Please feel free to pass along to help Sam and his amazing charitable efforts.