Rachael Russell Saiger believes that anything is possible. Just this year, she’s been able to dress 5,000 kids; go on mission trips to Haiti, Colombia and Nicaragua; launch fun collaborations with The Salty Donut and the Museum of Ice Cream in Miami; and design a limited-edition collection of tees with Isabela Grutman. An impressive result for an idea that started with a simple trip to the mall 8 years ago. “I was back home in Rhode Island and decided to take my younger brothers shopping for back-to-school uniforms and supplies,” she says. “I couldn’t help but think about all the children that don’t have the same opportunity — I was inspired to do something about it.” Luckily, at the time, she was in the perfect position to act, working for Conde Nast as a Styling Assistant, signing models at Ford and Wilhelmina NY/LA while she was launching her non-profit. Today, she is the Fashion Director for Miansai. “I want to help more students and spread this community of movers & shakers as wide possible,” she says. “There’s no greater feeling than helping others — truly the smallest acts of kindness can go a long way.”; StyleSaves.org.
“Over the years, I’ve utilized my experience and contacts to create Style Saves’ renowned events including Project Prom, Back-To-School and Style Saves Swim, which all help underprivileged students gain the confidence and assurance they need to succeed both academically and personally.”