Funding the future of early education through fashion

Funding the future of early education through fashion 2021-02-22T15:01:53-05:00

Get a fashionable Tibi for United Way tote

Tibi supports Miami children with original United Way tote.

Tibi founder and creative director Amy Smilovic toured the United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education and observed preschoolers working on an ant farm project. Having herself launched a nature-inspired Pre-Fall 2019 collection featuring cheeky takes on ants and ant farms, she designed a Tibi tote based on a student’s sketch of the colorful ants.

“I was so inspired and so honored,” Smilovic continued, “to be able to work with one of the children’s artwork for this special bag.”

Image of a tote with a drawing on itThe philanthropy tote is made of 100% cotton canvas, measuring 15” x 16” with a 22” long handle.

Help local children continue on the path to innovative learning.

One in three children arrive at Kindergarten not ready to learn. But with the right tools and education, they can accomplish anything. Children, like ants, are the smallest beings among us – and they have the most potential. Early learning programs like the Center aim to bridge that gap through powerful early experiences.

All proceeds benefit United Way of Miami-Dade.

A $20 donation provides approximately 200 diapers for families with infants.