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FASHION UMBRELLA FOUNDATION

Turning Walls Into Doors

 

A youth-focused volunteer-driven organization whose mission is to engage and guide individuals who wish to create, develop, and exhibit self-expression through fashion, the arts, and business.

Fashion Umbrella Foundation

 

A MESSAGE FROM THE FOUNDER

Hello, I am Sharan Nixon, Founder/Chief Volunteer of the Fashion Umbrella Foundation, and I would like to take this time to thank you for visiting our website, but before you scroll any further, please allow me to share with you why the Fashion Umbrella Foundation exists.


Being a single parent raising three sons was not an easy task, but I always knew I wanted to do something to help the youth.  Watching my sons grow-up and observing their interactions with friends and the obstacles we experienced, I knew a change was needed.  It’s hard to explain when you watch your children and their friends grow up surrounded by extenuating circumstances when I knew a better way was just around the corner, but not sure how to find it.  That emotion stayed with me up until I made the decision to give birth to the organization that is here to guide all.  This is where the Fashion Umbrella Foundation comes into play. 


The Fashion Umbrella is my love and passion.  Each program was created from life experience or circumstance witnessed.  From the Back-to-School: REFRESH, a school supply replenishment program to the Youth OPEN Mic series, a judgment-free platform for youth to express through the arts our programs focus on youth development, self-esteem, and confidence-building.  We also have programs in place to assist other community members with business development, marketing, and product placement guidance.  Although we offer programs for youth, assistance is available for members of the arts community and entrepreneurs. 


Your help through donations and collaborative partnerships provide a financial cushion to increase the lifespan of our programs.


It is my sincere pleasure to introduce to you the Fashion Umbrella Foundation born September 13, 2013, at 2:36 pm.  Through the Fashion Umbrella Foundation, we have mastered the creative magic of “Turning Walls Into Doors.”


Never Forget This Cycle

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Stay Safe,


Sharan Nixon, Founder/Chief Volunteer

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“Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity.
Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand.”

Oprah Winfrey

 

OUR PROGRAMS

The Focus of Our Efforts

Recognizing the enormity of the challenges our society faces, the Fashion Umbrella Foundation is dedicated to making a lasting impact through our campaigns and programs. While our efforts are driven by our organization’s singular focus, we spread a wide net by investing in a variety of progressive strategies. Learn more about our initiatives and get involved yourself.

Home School

BACK-TO-SCHOOL: REFRESH

School Supply Replenishment Program

Graduation

EDUCATIONAL HONORS

Acknowledging Youth

Teacher Assisting a Student

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Providing An Educational Stipend

Modern Ballet Dancers

YOUTH OPEN MIC

A Judgment-Free Space For Youth

Image by Ian Schneider

FASHION UMBRELLA UNIVERSITY

Education As A Guide

 

“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much.”

Helen Keller

 
Membership

MEMBERSHIP

Our programs assist underserved youth who are driven to pursue fashion, the arts or start a business.  With our mission is in mind our goal is to help youth or residents realize their life potential while introducing a stronger life balance.

YOUTUBE INTERVIEW

Share Business or Promote an Event

MARKETING ASSISTANCE

Reaching Your Audience & Discount Website Development

ACCESS TO TRAINING COURSES

Complimentary Review of Online Courses

HONORARIUM RECIPIENT

A payment given for professional services

 

"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."

Steve Jobs

 

GET INVOLVED

VOLUNTEER

You Are Welcome

MAKE A DONATION

THANK YOU!

PARTNER WITH US

Create An Impact

CK SHOWROOM

Shop To Raise Money For The Fashion Umbrella Foundation

CREATIVE TOOLS

Be Creative For Less

Image by Jaredd Craig
 

"Creating your own destiny is the best life experience."

Sharan Nixon

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Cricut for Beginners - #LetsCraft
    Zoom
    Mar 27, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
    Zoom
    Learn the beginning basics of creating a project using a Cricut Explore Air 2, Maker, or Joy.
  • Baltimore Fashion Week Designer Registration
    REGISTRATION ENDS APR. 15
    Apr 15, 12:00 AM – 11:59 PM EDT
    REGISTRATION ENDS APR. 15
    Register is open for the 14th season of Baltimore Fashion Week.
  • RUNWAY SHOW: 14th Season of Baltimore Fashion Week
    Delta Hotels by Marriott Baltimore Hunt
    Aug 28, 3:00 PM EDT – Sep 04, 4:00 PM EDT
    Delta Hotels by Marriott Baltimore Hunt , 245 Shawan Rd, Hunt Valley, MD 21031, USA
    Join us for the virtual production for the 14th season of Baltimore Fashion Week.
  • TBD
    S/S 2022: Designer Debut @NYFW
    To Be Determined
    Awaiting Notification
    To Be Determined
    The Designer Debut is a one-day fashion runway event showcasing designers from around the world during New York Fashion Week.
  • ROUND 2: Model Casting for Baltimore Fashion Week
    Virtual Casting
    Feb 28, 12:00 AM – 11:59 PM EST
    Virtual Casting
    Registration open for the 14th season of Baltimore Fashion Week
 

“Everything that is done in the world is done by hope”

Martin Luther

 

CONTACT US

 
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410.206.7170

P.O. Box 13132 - Baltimore, MD 21203

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