Ambitious Teenager Wore This Burlap Sack To Graduation In Order To Prove An Inspiring Point…

courtney w bag

This is one of the most creative ways we have ever seen to raise money.  A few weeks ago, Courtney Barich was shopping for her Grad dress (Canadian equivalent of prom) when it hit her: this was a lot of money to pay for a dress she’d probably only use once. Her mom told her that she’d look good in anything…”even a garbage bag or a potato sack.” And that’s when the idea started.

Courtney decided she’d wear a burlap sack instead of a fancy dress and use the gimmick to raise money for an orphanage in the Philippines. Her goal was $10,000, and she probably envisioned going to prom in something like this:

burlap dress                                                                                                            Courtesy Courtney Barich

But with the help of a college design student, she sported a handmade dress that looked like this:

With the help of a designer, Barich was able to go to the prom in burlap to benefit charity, and still be glamorous.                                                                                                            Courtesy Courtney Barich

She said the dress only used $3 of burlap, and the rest of the $40 dress was spent mostly on the thread to hold it together. Courtney’s efforts were hugely successful, as she raised over $10,000 for Saint Martin de Porres Orphanage in Manila.

Well done Courtney!

Want more good news?

Sign up for Smile, our free daily good news email with over 600,000 happy and optimistic subscribers!

You share, we give!
Every time you share an article, we donate to Smile Train to provide life-changing cleft surgeries to children in need.

$17.52 raised today! Learn more here.

Share to Give!

Every time you share an article, we donate to Smile Train to help provide life-changing cleft surgeries to children in need. Spread good news, change lives! Learn more here.

$17.52 raised today!

Want to be happier in just 5 minutes a day? Sign up for Morning Smile and join over 455,000+ people who start each day with good news.

Loading...