“I don’t design clothes, I design dreams.”

-Ralph Lauren

This quote seems odd coming from a fashion designer and philanthropist, and it is a little juvenile to assume that a single shirt with that well-known symbol embroidered over the chest can truly make dreams come true. But when you think about it in a deeper way, the words of Ralph Lauren ring true. The way we dress has a heavy sway on the way we feel. It has the ability to boost our confidence, but unfortunately, it has the power to do just the opposite. The right dress could mean a better impression, the right shoes could mean running just a little bit faster, and the right shirt could mean landing that job. How much more could a single piece of clothing affect a child that has none? Every child and teen deserves that confidence. They deserve to have something to wear that will make them feel good and loved so that they will have the confidence to achieve their wildest dreams and desires, and that is what we are here for. Through Threads of Care, I have realized the significance that a single piece of clothing can make on the life of a teen or child in need. Through our clothing drives, we have the ability to give someone that confidence so that they have the opportunity to reach their dreams and goals because when you think about it, it’s not just a piece of clothing; it’s a dream.