With every purchase of yoga leggings, DREAMERS will donate school supplies to teachers in need.
KICKSTARTER LAUNCHING IN FALL 2019
WHY I STARTED DREAMERS
At 8 years old, I immigrated to the U.S. from South Korea. I can vividly recall my first day of third grade. I did not speak any English and wore this posh, faux feather jacket that was popular in Korea. After being introduced to my classmates, I shyly walked to the corner of the room to store my giant Sailor Moon backpack in the black cubbies. I remember thinking how my backpack stuck out like a sore thumb in the sea of Jan Sports. It was then that I suddenly felt strange and knew I didn’t belong. That was when I turned around and saw my teacher, Mrs. Spears. Even though I did not understand what she said to me in that moment, I immediately felt at ease when I looked into her reassuring brown eyes. Throughout the school year, she was my cheerleader and comfort as I learned English and embraced my newfound American identity. Had it not been for her warmth, I would never be who I am today.
Stories like mine live in all of us: teachers have made a permanent footprint in all of our journeys. Despite having such a profound impact on our lives, most teachers fund school supplies out of their paychecks. We expect so much from our teachers yet they are provided with so little.
I started DREAMERS to provide aid to teachers who work tirelessly to give their best for our kids. My mission is to provide affordable leggings that not only capture kids' happiness, but also make an impact for our future. Children are our future dreamers and teachers foster their dreams. Let’s help teachers unlock our dreamers’ super powers - one legging at a time.
- Judy L.