Style Saves Hosts Biggest-Ever ‘Back-To-School’ Event at Mana Wynwood Convention Center

The Miami-based nonprofit provided uniforms and school supplies to over 15,000 students across South Florida during the two-day event.

Aug 18, 2022 · 2 Minute Read

Led by Rachael Russell Saiger and Isabela Rangel Grutman, Style Saves hosted their 12th annual Back-To-School event after a two-year contactless hiatus at our leading event venue in the Arts and Entertainment District.

Style Saves is a community of creatives in pursuit to provide youths and their families with essential goods – from school backpacks to nutritious meals – to increase academic achievement. Back-To-School is one of the many activations organized by Style Saves, intended to unite community members, support underprivileged students and their families, and provide a positive impact on the community in preparation for the upcoming school year.

The two-day event took place on August 13 and 14 at our Mana Wynwood property. Hundreds of volunteers and sponsors contributed to this year’s success, providing a joy filled space for students and their respective families to “buy” uniforms, sneakers, school supplies, and all other necessities in a department store-style format.

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Students enjoyed complimentary snacks and drinks, a variety of playful entertainment and took home school-savvy accessories like fashionable lunch boxes and stationary items.

After over a decade of hosting our annual Back-To-School event and dealing with the difficulty of ensuring orders are correct and going out on time, we are so excited to finally launch our own private label of Style Saves-branded school supplies, backpacks, uniforms, and sneakers.

Rachael Russell Saiger, President, Style Saves

Through their history of community-building events, experiential moments and profound partnerships, Style Saves combines the power of fashion and philanthropy to serve the greater community. Their global efforts have reached far beyond the immediate area, spreading relief for students and mothers in numerous countries including Colombia, Guatemala, Haiti and Honduras.

This will allow us to provide high-quality products for students, ultimately allow us to grow and expand, bringing this important community initiative to other cities that desperately need it.

Isabela Rangel Grutman, VP, Style Saves

From left to right: Rachael Russell Saiger, Father Frank from the Guatemalan-Maya Center, Isabela Rangel Grutman

To view photos from this year’s event, visit our gallery.

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To learn more about Style Saves and their charitable initiatives or to make a charitable donation, visit their official website.

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