Our Programs Support the Foundation’s Core Pillars of Inclusion, Engagement and Living Our Mission:
Apparel Donation Program
Disability is non-discriminatory. It affects people of all ages, races, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds. To make fashion truly accessible and inclusive for all, the Foundation facilitates adaptive clothing donations to those in economic need. The Foundation is also building an expanded network of charitable partners to ensure “wardrobe grants” are widely available.
“As a teenage girl with a not-so-normal body type, it can be challenging to find clothes that are comfortable, but also make me feel good about myself. The clothes I received from the Runway of Dreams Foundation were the perfect solution – they were both fashionable and functional. Finally someone is thinking of those of us who don’t fit the mold, and I couldn’t be more thrilled! Thank you so much for all you are doing, it truly means the world to me and so many others. I can’t wait to see what you will do next!”LEIGH DITTMAN
Shriners Hospital for Children - Tampa
Shine A LightThe Foundation develops, delivers and supports programs and events that celebrate people’s differences, break down stereotypes and highlight the need for mainstream adaptive fashion. Through campaigns, story telling initiatives and collaborations with celebrities and the media, the Foundation elevates the many voices of the differently-abled community, giving them a mainstream presence. Further, by bringing visibility to disability in fashion campaigns and runway shows, the Foundation is shining a light on this community for the world to see and appreciate.
The Dream TeamOur growing Ambassador program further engages people in the inclusive fashion movement by highlighting the need for mainstream adaptive apparel and connecting people around the belief that fashion can inspire confidence, independence and self-expression.
LIVING OUR MISSION:
Fulfill Your DreamsThe Foundation works to create experiences and opportunities for the differently-abled community within the fashion industry. We are fulfilling dreams with our inclusive “Look Book” of models that promotes people of all shapes, sizes and abilities to ad agencies, retailers and brands, creating employment opportunities and showcasing this community in a broad light.