We are happy to announce that Hand Me Ups raised a considerable amount of money to further our mission of Providing Opportunity for the Youth of Tomorrow by embarking on a journey South of the boarder to Puerto Vallarta! It all began when Kahana Kalama, Billy Wickens, and Andres Ballinas, all the way from Spain, journeyed to meet our partnered non-profit, PEACE Mexico. (photos by InstaMEX!)
There are millions of children around the world in a state of poverty, many of which rely on humanitarian organizations to remain alive in such poor living conditions.
Grateful for anything they can get their hands on, these underprivileged youth are custom to receiving old, used, and often inferior hand-me-down clothes. Now, with the help of Hand Me Ups and our valued partners, these same kids can be outfitted in new, clean, and desirable branded clothing that will allow them to experience an enhanced sense of self-worth and a new sense of purpose.
Guiding the children of today will assure our tomorrow with new, innovative ideas that will set the trends and energize the forces that shape how business is conducted in the future. We look to prepare our youth academically while elevating their dignity and self worth with a new set of clothes. By us planting this seed of confidence, we are creating the opportunity for these young individuals to grow into something truly amazing.
Hand Me Ups obtains support from clothing brands and manufacturers who show a philanthropic interest by generously donating their new, excess, unsold stock.
We then distribute the clothing to underprivileged youth through diverse organizations who specialize in helping kids reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens working to achieve their personal and educational goals. These partners know the communities in which they work and help us ensure that the youth of tomorrow receive the new clothing they need in a manner that maintains dignity and fosters economic development.
The kids who participate in these events leave with a new sense of self worth and motivation to rise above their current state of poverty by utilizing their new found creativity, independence, and strong dignity.
Hand Me Ups is a registered 501c(3) non profit organization with the mission of providing new clothing to underprivileged youth.
Take a minute and check out this great video promoting our journey to Puerto Vallarta.
Hand Me Ups works around the clock to provide new clothing to underprivileged youth in an attempt to build creativity, independence and self respect to the children that need it most.
$7.77 USD dresses one child who also receives a Hand Me Ups sticker pack
$25.00 USD dresses three children who also receive a Hand Me Ups pin + sticker pack
$50.00 USD dresses six children who also receive a Hand Me Ups t-shirt + pin + sticker pack
$100.00 USD dresses twelve children who also receive a Hand Me Ups reusable sustainable tote bag + t-shirt + pin + sticker pack
Or, be awesome and donate your own amount.
If you have any questions regarding anything Hand Me Ups feel free to contact me directly.
Executive Director, Hand Me Ups
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