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Thanks to You, Hundreds of At-Risk Children Will Save Their Sight!

The fundraiser last week was a huge success, and we have you to thank for your support of Know the Glow! Want to see just what a fantastic time we had? Watch the video below.

We loved shopping and catching up with you at Jimmy Choo. And we’re so excited for you lucky winners of the raffle prizes and silent auction items!

Thanks to you, our supporters, donors, and Jimmy Choo of Beverly Hills, we reached our goal of raising over $70,000 to provide critical sight-saving support and education to parents of children facing one or more of the 20 different sight-robbing diseases!

This will enable us to…

  1. Use social media more effectively to spread the word about childhood blindness
  2. Reach hundreds more parents with education and support
  3. Lead children to receive the care they need and deserve in all countries around the world

We started Know the Glow five years ago because we believed that no child should ever go blind from a preventable eye disease.

We believe that children around the world should have the joy of seeing the man in the moon, or a butterfly hatch from a cocoon, and the love on the faces of their parents.

You believed with us, and together we’ve made that vision a reality for thousands of children. Without your support, they might have lost their sight completely.

Without your generosity last week, we wouldn’t be able to reach hundreds more this year.

On behalf of children like Conor, Caiden, Lizzie, and so many others, thank you for changing the lives of children around the world! We hope we’ll see YOU at our fundraiser next year!

Please check out our page thanking all of this year’s donors and supporters!

New business owners help share the Know The Glow message.

Colected is a clothing brand that combined a dream of setting up a non-profit organization with a passion for fashion. Business owners, Angie Stout and Sarah Park, tell all in a recent interview about their vision to create a clothing business that caters to people who are like them: “fashion conscious busy bodies who do not have time to shop.” They turned this vision into a reality and now, they embark on their journey, taking Know The Glow along with them.

 

The idea sparked from a recurring problem most people run into while shopping, especially online. “As consumers ourselves, we often find that a lot of the trendy clothing options out there look beautiful on the rack, but fall short on our bodies,” Stout said. The solution? Colected. “We wanted to create an easy access website as our platform to show how to combine classic and trendy pieces into complete outfits—with a little guidance—that can appeal to different types of people.” Park continued, “We focus on finding high quality materials that have a flattering fit. Our goal is to make sure our customers are physically and mentally comfortable in our clothes.”Screen Shot 2017-12-07 at 5.25.27 PM

 

Customer satisfaction is a priority, but Colected additionally strives to bring awareness to non-profit organizations and their causes. Colected has integrated a “giving back” program into their brand, donating 3% of each and every sale to a non-profit organization. They have chosen two charitable organizations to give back to (one being Know The Glow) and at checkout, customers get to select which group they would like to help. Park explained how they believe “creating a line and sharing it with others is a very personal experience,” and want their relationships to “extend beyond just business.”

 

As mothers themselves, the owners of Colected understand how it is an instinct to ensure the wellbeing of your children. “We wanted to spread awareness of KTG to encourage parents to be able to identify ‘the glow’ in their children, take preventative measures, and give their children annual exams,” Stout said. “As a result, we wanted to be a part of a pediatric organization that promotes awareness and early detection for something many people do not know about. Early prevention and intervention is key for medical issues in children!”Screen Shot 2017-12-07 at 5.25.59 PM

 

Colected clothing is now available to be purchased at Colected.com for women who are looking for “everyday” and “trendy” looks but don’t want to sacrifice their personal style or comfort. While they do offer complete outfits, Colected also ensures that each piece is “flexible” and can be “seamlessly integrated” into their customers’ closets. Be sure to look out for their upcoming launch for children, pet and men’s apparel and don’t forget to choose Know The Glow when you checkout!