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A Shopping Trip for Astride who needs Professional Clothing

Posted Mar 6, 2019
Astride has worked so hard since arrivivng in this country, and will be graduating from college with honors in May with a degree in accounting! She has already accepted a position with a large accounting firm as an auditor and realizes the importance of dressing well in her professional life. We are asking for a gift card to Ann Taylor Loft so that she may purchase professional, career clothing for her new position. She has lived on her own since she turned 19 and left the foster care system. She struggles to get by financially, but is determined to continue to be successful. A local fashion consultant has offered to help Astride shop in order for her to get the most career clothing that she can.

Astride is 21 years old and lives in Colorado Springs, CO

Astride is a shining example of resilience, and the will to survive. She was brought to this country after losing her family to genocide. Upon her arrival here, speaking no English, she was placed in the foster care system and immediately began attending a local high school. She picked up English quickly (she speaks 5 languages) and within two years graduated as valedictorian of her class! She immediately began junior college and finished in two years, and then progressed on to the local university where she will graduate in May with a degree in accounting. Again, she is graduating at the top of her class! She has accepted a job as an auditor with a large accounting firm and will start her career in May. She also aspires to attend graduate school at some point. Astride is the hardest working young person we have had the honor to work with. She believes that if she works hard enough, she can accomplish anything, and she is proving that to be true! Since her arrival in the US she has been involved in many school and social activities and strives to constantly make herself better. It has been a blessing to know her and to watch her overcome unbelievable obstacles with a smile on her face all the time! We are excited to watch her continue to succeed in the world!

The Wish Story

The Milton Foster Children's Fund requests this wish for Astride.

One Simple Wish posts the wish to the website.

Amy grants the wish for Astride! Thanks Amy.

"I am honored to be able to help you. You are an inspiration. When my daughter was your age and starting work, she loved shopping at Ann Taylor Loft. "

One Simple Wish sends the gift to the The Milton Foster Children's Fund for Astride.

Jane sent an update on the wish for Astride.

"Hi Amy! Thanks so much for granting Astride's well deserved wish! She is quite an amazing young woman who will be very successful and contribute much to her new country! A wonderful friend who owned a boutique will be with her when she shops to make sure she gets the most bang for your buck and to help her make the right selections! She burst into tears when we told her that her wish had already been fulfilled! You just made a huge difference for her, and we are all very grateful."

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