Styled by a Child 2023
A Week of Fashion and Fundraising
Styled by a Child is an innovative and engaging fashion fundraiser for the North Dakota Women’s Network (NDWN).
During the week of May 8-12, 2023 adults will hand over all styling decisions to young people in their life. The adult will post a photo of themselves wearing these kiddo-curated styles online and wear the outfit everywhere for that day. Teams set a fundraising goal and ask friends and family to donate for the five days of styling.
We will end the week with a virtual fashion show where teams will show off their favorite look from the week or a special runway look.
Funds raised during this week will be used to support a variety of NDWN programs including:
NDWN Youth Action Council - Engaging the next generation of advocates!
Their work includes the ND Period Project and Art Empowered: A Camp for Kids.
ND Period Project - This program allows NDWN to donate menstrual products across the state. We rely on donations to replenish our stock of available menstrual products, organize donation drives and Period Pack assembly events, and advocate for policies that will help alleviate Period Poverty and end the stigma around menstruation.
WE Rise - Each legislative session we offer this free hands-on advocacy training and women's lobby day that helps attendees navigate the state’s policy-making process.
Ready to Run - This bi-partisan program supports women who want to run for office, seek higher office, work on a campaign, or get appointed to office.
NDWN Awards Celebration - an event to celebrate the work and accomplishments of outstanding women, organizations, and equality-minded leaders in our state.
Styled by a Child is the brainchild of Katie Aitchison, a member of the NDWN, and Renee Stromme, founder of the NDWN. In June 2015, each mother let their 5-year-old daughters style them, head to toe, for one week. The process was fun and engaging and inspired them to turn it into an event for others to join in the fun.