POVERTEES is a non-profit organization that uses fashion as a social medium to help willing individuals escape the cycle of poverty.

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  • The Presli Pocket

     

    In 2007, Presli Collins (5 years old at the time) was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis I (NF1) - a genetic disorder that causes tumors along the nervous system. In 2008, Presli underwent brain and back surgery, and in 2011 Presli had spinal fusion surgery. Presli will continue to deal with the complications of NF1 for the rest of her life, yet she remains a person of inexhaustible character and inspiration.

    In 2012, Presli attended Cartoon Network’s Hall of Game Awards with Tim Tebow through the Tim Tebow Foundation’s W15H program, which fulfills the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses like NF1. Presli and her family feel so passionate about W15H and want to help provide other children with the same opportunity that she was given.

    Povertees is excited to dedicate our new pocket to Presli Collins, in honor of her perseverance amidst such great hardship, and her desire to bring hope to other children with debilitating illnesses. $5 from each “Presli floral” sale will be donated to the Tim Tebow Foundation’s W15H program to further their foundation’s mission to bring Faith, Hope and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need.

    Presli has shown us that despite tremendous physical adversity, her mind is a flower whose beauty cannot be concealed. We hope that you will help us pass on her inspiring beauty to others.

     

     

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