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Women-owned business donates school supplies to women's shelter

Words by Tess Becker

Back-to-school season is in full swing and to help kids and families that can’t afford a women-owned Dallas business is donating hundreds of school supplies to a women's shelter.

Allie + Bess, a Dallas-based jewelry business, held the school supply drive to support the Genesis Women’s Shelter and Support, collecting hundreds of backpacks and school supplies for the children of women who live in the shelter. 

“As mothers, the mission of Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support speaks to us,” said Bess Callarman, Co-Founder of Allie + Bess. “Philanthropy is in the Allie + Bess DNA. We hope that the school supply donations we give are able to provide happiness and support to the mothers and children in need.”

The supply was part of a larger pep rally celebrating a new release for the brand, the largest to this point, a Game Day collection of colorful bracelets and necklaces to celebrate school spirit ahead of the fall.

“We are thrilled for our customers to see our Game Day collection that we poured our hearts and souls into,” said Allie Wardlaw, Co-Founder of Allie + Bess. “A love of fashion is how Allie + Bess came alive. We are thrilled that our customers can showcase their own unique fashion and make their school spirit stackable using our necklaces and bracelets."

Charity check-in

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

Save The Children. A global children’s charity that runs programmes to break down barriers to education. Find out more.

TheirWorld. This charity works globally to ensure every child has the best start possible in life. Discover their work.

UNICEF. The UN’s organization running programmes to uphold the rights of children around the world. Read more.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Quality Education.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs