Dear Supporters and Classy Clients,
Since the very inception of Classy Little Fashions Foundation we have been flooded with support in the form of monetary donations, gifts of fabric, flattering mentions on social media, and excellent publicity from our local media outlets.
Although our organization’s headquarters are based in Ohio, we are quickly forging partnerships across the country and abroad to facilitate the fulfillment of fashion wishes for Classy Clients everywhere.
Most recently, Classy Little Fashions Foundation has been successfully making connections in Lubbock, Texas. To publically share details of this exciting news, we reached out to a newspaper in Lubbock for support.
Sadly, Classy Little Fashions Foundation is now in a position where we feel the need to apologize to our clientele and the general community of people with disabilities because of the language and tone of the article that was written.
We did not suggest nor condone the use of the word “patients”. In this context, “patients” is used inappropriately. We are not doctors; therefore we do not see patients. We are fashionistas on a mission to fulfill fashion wishes for people with non-standard body types due to physical disability.
We understand that many mainstream news outlets are not accustomed to reporting on non-medical disability related issues. This is why Classy Little Fashions Foundation provides educational resources for the Reporters we choose to work with. It is very unfortunate that the Reporter from the Lubbock, Texas newspaper disregarded the resources we provided. She also disregarded most of the information about Classy Little Fashions Foundation and replaced it with a very clinical interview she did with a doctor.
In closing, Classy Little Fashions Foundation is sorry that the disrespectful article was published in print and online. Our efforts to have it removed from their website were futile. However, our exciting news will be announced next week!
Jane Hash, Carol E. Briney & Jess Wallace