Foster Youth Fashion Show Continues Online
Women United Leads the Charge via Social Media


Although we weren’t able to host an in-person fashion show, we worked with our Stylist and Foster Youth to bring you a virtual fashion show. Please enjoy the photos and videos below.

Clothes can give you an instant confidence boost. That’s the feeling we want our youth to feel – not only when they are walking the runway, but as they walk toward their futures. 

We hope that you will be inspired and as fired up as we are about the tremendous opportunities now being provided to foster youth, thanks to you and to United Way and our Women United group. (Learn more below)

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Enjoy the Fashion show video:

Foster youth fashion show

Enjoy a photo slideshow to get to know our youth:

Fashion Show Stylist, Phoebe Verkouw

Phoebe the fashion show stylist video

You may also know Phoebe as The Dress Fiend if you follow her on Instagram and Facebook.  She’s a local wardrobe and image consultant here in Sacramento. She sees fashion as art that we wear and believes that our wardrobe can change our outlook and how we experience life.

“We all have the opportunity to help others feel loved, safe, special, and one-of-a-kind. A simple act of kindness has the ability to change a person’s life.” – Phoebe

Thank you, Phoebe, for putting this show together and creating all of these looks for our kids.  Thank you again to our wardrobe sponsors below. 

To our participating youth, we are inspired by you and cannot wait to see where your next chapter takes you.

Thank you to our WARDROBE SPONSORS

Their individual acts of kindness made a huge impact on each of our foster youth. Because you were generous in making a donation, each child received a fabulous outfit that sparked a tremendous amount of joy. The smiles on their faces will forever be stamped in my heart and I hope yours, too!

  • David Lowe
  • Rob Stewart
  • Kathy Johnson
  • Virginia Varela
  • Mary Daffin
  • Richard Abrusci
  • Paulette Trainor
  • Terri Gilliand
  • Mendy Peterson
  • Sharon D’Arelli


Learn more about WOMEN UNITED

United Way’s Women United raises funds to help foster youth prepare to be self-sufficient once they leave the foster care system. Our local United Way’s foster youth program includes case management, life skills training and financial support through the Individual Development Account (IDA) program.

Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) are matched savings accounts that help cover basic necessities and education-related expenses for emancipated foster youth.