Learn How One Little Black Dress Helped Kids in India Go to School

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Friday, May 1, 2009 kicked off Sheena Matheiken's fashion-meets-fundraising endeavor. Called "The Uniform Project," Sheena vowed to wear the same little black dress for a full year. She had seven identical dresses, and paired them with accessories, tights, shoes, and hats that were mostly vintage or "hand-me-down goodies."

The charitable fashionista hoped people would follow her blog and donate money to benefit the Akanksha Foundation, which works to educate the 7.5 million kids in India who never get the chance to go to school.

It costs $360 to send an Indian child to school for a year. After 365 days, Sheena and her team raised $103,389, and therefore successfully sent 287 students to school.

On the last day of "The Uniform Project" Sheena blogged, "So while the 365 days have run its course, we'll be back, after a short break, with something new up our sleeves." Keep up with The Uniform Project here.
Check out all of Sheena's 365 outfits and tell us what you think:

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