Among the beneficiaries past and present include:
University of Texas- Dallas Student Chapter
Center for Girls
Cash and in-kind donations made to:
Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center FL
Brown Girl Magazine
Apna Ghar – Chicago
Apna Ghar (Our House) – provides holistic services to women and children across immigrant communities in the Chicago area to end the cycle of domestic violence. Apna Ghar empowers women to be self-sufficient by a full spectrum of services from education to emergency and transitional housing to counseling and legal services.
SMART Girls – Boys and Girls Club
SMART Girls – The goal of the SMART Girls and Boys Club program is to help girls develop healthy attitudes and lifestyles. To accomplish this, the program addresses health and social issues that are specific to female Club members. SMART Girls takes the skills, mastery and resistance training concept even further by providing gender- and age-specific information to help young women develop the necessary skills to have a long and healthy life. The specific curriculum for SMART Girls teaches young women how to do the following:
RAKSHA – (Protection) — is a Georgia-based nonprofit organization for the South Asian Community. Raksha’s mission is to promote a stronger and healthier South Asian community through confidential support services, education, and advocacy. Guided by values of consensus in decision-making, diversity in leadership, and the dignity and worth of every individual, Raksha strives to empower and serve the South Asian community.
SPARCC – Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center, Inc. (SPARCC) is the only state-certified center in Sarasota, Fl for domestic violence and sexual assault services for Sarasota and DeSoto Counties in Florida. All of SPARCC’s services are free and confidential. In addition to serving victims, SPARCC is actively engaged in promoting social change through community awareness and education, in an effort to prevent such violence in the future.
Dr. Naina Sachadev, MD
"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says, 'I'll try again tomorrow.'"
-Mary Anne Radmacher
Girls in India display calendars at rehabilitative care facility for those rescued from trafficking
In more and more communities, SARIS To SUITS is setting out to raise awareness, and making the ending of gender violence and injustice against women a TOP priority. Join us now in our mission, and help put a stop to this crime against humanity and support educating girls so she may be inspired and empowered to reach her full potential by emulating her role model featured in the calendar. Contributions are supporting many causes, including 7 Sisters International (a non-profit organization operating in Assam, India provides rehabilitative care to girls rescued from trafficking and abuse), Smart Girls program via Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Hispanic community groups, and emerging professional women’s networking organizations. Bring your support now, and help us expand these success stories to an ever broader community
More beneficiaries are being added. Kindly inform if your organization serving women and girls may benefit from the 2017 Saris to Suits calendar campaign.
“Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it,she stands up for all women.”
- Maya Angelou
Garments such as “saris” or “suits” do not make a person more or less empowered. Rather, our trademarked and registered brand implies these savvy and worldly women travel fluidly between continents, chasms, and communities AND serve as real-life role models for young girls and women. It has multiple meanings – East to West, woman to man, and the assimilation process reflected in attire occurs when women enter the workforce.
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