Over the years, the volunteers behind “You Wear it Well” have helped hundreds of New Westminster (and more recently, some Burnaby) high school grads look their best on grad night. This 100% volunteer run organization accepts donations of grad clothing and accessories, and outfits grads at no cost. Students interested in being considered contact their school counsellors who direct them to You Wear It Well. Their service is entirely confidential; they do not share any information about any of the students who have been outfitted (except for a few students who are “media ambassadors” and have given express consent for photos to be shared on the group’s Facebook page.)
But, like many organizations, the time has come for the committee to be renewed. The current volunteers are seeking a new committee to take over the organization.
From a post on their Facebook page (and hat tip to Shop New West for alerting me to this):
You Wear it Well…Just for Grads has been providing graduation attire, free of charge, for New Westminster Graduates for six years. The committee has worked hard to make this annual event successful and has recently expanded to include schools in Burnaby.
However, it is now time to pass the torch to a new group of community–minded individuals. We are looking for a group of people who would be interested in taking over control of this not-for-profit organization.If you are interested in finding out more about this amazing venture, we would love to talk to you. We are willing to share all our information about running the organization, and will donate all our inventory to anyone that is willing to take on this project.
We have found our experience with You Wear it Well…Just for Grads to be truly rewarding, and have witnessed first-hand the transformation of many young peoples’ lives. We are certain that the new Committee will find this experience equally as fulfilling.For more information, please contact the You Wear it Well…Just for Grads Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.