East Coast Starz, a leading producer of unique fashion experiences for girls, held its flagship event, Take 8, this past weekend. During the event, a group of 5 year old participants initiated a coat drive and fund raiser to benefit the Agape Trust orphanage in Poland.
Leading up to the weekend festivities, East Coast Starz participants were divided into small groups and assigned an international fashion “destination.” The girls were encouraged to learn about the history, culture and fashion of their destination, and apply their knowledge into creating a fun and unique fashion look.
“While doing research on our team’s destination, we learned that Poland has an estimated 80,000 orphans and the highest number of orphanages in Central Europe,” said Stacy Saunders, mother of 5 year old participant and team captain Paislee. “We quickly decided to collect donations for the orphans, and help make their winter just a little bit warmer. Our children are so blessed, so the idea of collecting warm items for our little friends in Poland was a no brainer.”
“We are so incredibly proud of our little Warsaw team,” says Lauren Handler, Co-Director of East Coast Starz. “It was so wonderful to see these girls research their destination, come up with this initiative on their own and collect the coats for the orphans in Poland. These girls perfectly reflect the values of our organization…teamwork, friendship, kind heartedness and of course lots and lots of style!”