The purpose of our blog is to discuss topical issues, stories, and situations, as well as to share what we are up to and new ways for you to get involved. We are always searching for possible answers to the question: Why is a girl's worth culturally and historically relative?

Thursday, December 9, 2010

One Girl, One Dress, One Cause

Sheena Matheiken, “The Uniform Project.”

For the past two years, The Uniform Project has been raising money for the charity. Last year, Sheena Matheiken wore the same black dress with donated and/or thrifted accessories for 365 days to raise money for the Akanksha Foundation, which helps children in India receive an education. Sheena raised over $100,000 for the Akanksha Foundation while being eco-conscious and experimenting with personal style.

To learn more about “The Uniform Project” and Sheena Matheiken’s adventure, please read "One Girl, One Dress, 356 Days Later: Catching Up with ‘The Uniform Project’ In Its Home Stretch."

Could you wear the same dress every day for a year? A month? This year The Uniform Project is focusing on one dress, one month and one cause. This month Aki Goto is wearing one dress to raise money for Songs for Kids. Aki hopes to raise $5,000 this during this project because it will allow musicians to play at the cancer center in the Egleston Children's Hospital for one year. To learn more about Aki Goto, please check out Year 2: Pilot Series 1 Dress. 1 Month. 1 Cause.

Want to wear a dress for a cause? Check out DIY U.P. Need some ideas on how you could wear the same dress every day? Watch The Uniform Project picture book video.

- Samantha Bradbeer
Junior Girl
Girl Museum, Inc.

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