Welcome to Saris to Suits® Empowered
We turn attention to long-term relief effort for those displaced by devastating earthquake in Nepal
SARIS TO SUITS ® to Empower, Inspire, protect, & benefit
Saris To Suits Raises Funds for Earth Quake Relief in areas bordering Nepal
Founder Patti Tripathi’s Birthplace is nearby Gorakhpur Where Refugees Seek Shelter
Saris to Suits ® Empowered campaign benefited more organizations for women and girls than originally designated for 2015. A HUGE THANKS TO YOU FOR PURCHASING CALENDARS, AND DONATING. Now our attention turns to helping those who are displaced from the earthquake in Nepal. You may contribute through tax-exempt donations, by sending saris and clothing items to the Saris to Suits Chicago address (221 E. Cullerton, Chicago IL 60616) , or by online purchase of 2015/2016 Saris to Suits calendar with sixteen months of extraordinary American role models of South Asian heritage born on four continents representing major religions, regions, languages and diverse careers.
The 36-page vibrant and beautifully detailed calendar with empowerment quotes and bios makes for an inspirational gift for YOUR daughter or a special woman and girl to encourage her to persevere to achieve her dream!! Digital download is $10 and physical copy $12 plus shipping or kindly consider a donation… for Nepal Relief. See ‘Store’ page.
Our initiative received extraordinary media coverage in local, national, and international news: Please see CNN, FOX, BBC, BuzzFeed, the Brown Girl Magazine, Vancouver Desi in Canada, and Eeanadu, the Telugu equivalent of the Washington Post in India — to name a few.
CNN’s Moni Basu, who’s a ‘Ms. December’ calendar initiative role model: Saris to Suits on CNN
Brilliant, Beautiful and Brown: Saris to Suits on BuzzFeed News World
We donated boxes of calendars to many organizations which sold them to keep 100%. Proceeds helped support many causes, to name a few: Raksha, Inc. which is a Georgia nonprofit whose mission is promoting a stronger and healthier South Asian community through confidential support services, education, and advocacy. Raksha provides counseling, support groups and advocacy. Also Apna Ghar, Inc. (Our Home) which provides holistic services to women and children across immigrant communities in the Chicago area to end the cycle of domestic violence), 7 Sisters International which is a non-profit organization operating in Assam, India. They provide rehabilitative care to girls rescued from trafficking and abuse), SMART Girls initiative via Boys & Girls Clubs of America; as well to Hispanic communities and children’s centers in temples, and to professional women’s networking groups.
“We are so glad to partner with Saris to Suits to raise greater awareness about gender violence and gender discrimination in South Asian and other immigrant communities. At Apna Ghar we envision a world in which women and children can live violence free lives and our values align with Saris to Suits mission to empower South Asian women and girls. We look forward to what we can accomplish together,” said Neha Gill, the Executive Director of Apna Ghar in Chicago.
BBC News and Fox News profiled the inaugural 2014 Saris to Suits® campaign. See the gallery.
The outside world tuning into watch her on television would not have suspected founder Patti Tripathi’s travails with pressures of an arranged marriage or an Indian and what she endured in her personal life which makes her passionate about women’s empowerment and social change. BG Magazine.
“Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.”
Maya Angelou, activist and poet.
KINDLY NOTE: Garments such as “saris” or “suits” do not make a person more or less empowered. Rather the trademarked brand implies these savvy and worldly women travel fluidly between continents, chasms, and communities AND serve as real-life role models for young girls and women. Saris to Suits ® is also benefiting causes and organizations that help women and girls in India and Guyana. Saris to Suits ® is incorporated as a non-profit public charity, and exempt from federal tax under 501 © 3 Revenue Code, which means contributions are deductible under section 170 of the code.
Please contact us if you are proponent of women and girls’ empowerment and want to sponsor or donate, or if you wish serious consideration as a role models in future awareness campaign. Info@SarisToSuits.org