From us to You collects donated men's and women's formal wear and accessories to give to high school students FOR FREE so that they may attend their high school formal without financial stress and pressure.
We hold an annual event called 'Browse, try and take' where high school students can come to pick out an entire outfit for their formal at absolutely no charge, no strings attached.
I started From us to You in July this year by putting up a post on my Facebook page asking my friends and family for donations of their formal wear and it literally blew up! Within hours I had total strangers dropping off donations to my home. So I set up 6 different donation drop off points between Sydney and Newcastle and within a month had close to five hundred dresses, shoes, bags, jewellery, suits, shirts and ties. I was interviewed on the Em Rusciano and Harley Breen Today FM breakfast radio show, ABC Newcastle and The Newcastle Herald also wrote two articles about From us to You. The Facebook page has close to 1000 'likes' and has been very well received. The community has been very supportive of this initiative.
We had close to 100 kids through the doors at our Browse, try and take event at Alesco Senior College in Newcastle West on 26 August and are looking forward to making 2018 bigger and better!
Funded by Newcastle (October 2017)