Founded by FORD Fashion Stylist Rachael Russell and a group of philanthropic-minded young professionals, Style Saves raises funds to help underprivileged students. In collaboration with The Miami Foundation, Style Saves works with local retail stores, designers, and boutiques to provide kids of all ages with back-to-school basics like clothing, uniforms, shoes, accessories, and prescription eyewear.
In 2014, over 1,500 students from Miami-Dade Public Schools, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Communities in Schools, Irie Foundation, Mentor Network, Lotus House, and The Guatamalan-Maya Center, Girl Power Rocks, Honey Shine, Inc., and Pridelines Youth Services "shopped" back to school necessities set up in a department store style atmosphere while enjoying a fun day of makeovers, yoga activities, and food. In-kind donations for the event included over 500 units of boys' clothing from Perry Ellis, over 1,000 pairs of TOMS shoes, and additional items from brands like Trina Turk, Converse, Papi, and Superga. The goal for Crazy Cool 4 Back 2 School 2015 is to raise $250,000 to provide clothes for over 2,500 students to help them look good and feel good on their first day of school.