General FAQs

Help! I don't know what to do in my dress!

There are a million and one things to do in your dress and it's important to remember that it doesn't matter what you do as long as you do it in a dress!

To help you out, we've pulled together a page of resources and information here. Other ways to get inspiration is to check out the hashtag #doitinadress on Instagram and Twitter to see what other people are getting up to and to share what you decide on doing. And make sure you're following us on TwitterInstagram, and like Do It In a Dress and One Girl on Facebook for even more social media goodness and ideas!

How do I fundraise?

Start out with something simple and ask your friends and family to donate to your campaign! Tell them why you’ve chosen to wear a school dress and why girls' education so important to you! Try holding some events, getting active or even just wearing your dress for everyday activities. Check out our Fundraising Toolkit for lots of fundraising tips and tricks to get you on your way to smashing your goal!

How can I get my local area involved?

The best way to get your local area involved is by getting out there in your school dress and sparking people’s interest. Once you’ve got some friends involved, do some everyday activities in your school dress and people will be dying to know more! If you’re ready for your photo op, contact our media team at media@onegirl.org.au telling us the awesome stuff you’re doing and we’ll work with you to get you into your local media!

Who is One Girl?

One Girl is the organisation that runs Do It In A Dress! We’re a non-profit organisation that believes that EVERY girl on the planet has the right to an education. No matter where she is born, how much her family earns, what religion she adheres to or what her culture says – EVERY GIRL deserves the opportunity to learn, grow and be the best she can be. We believe when you educate a girl, she can change her world.

The funds raised through Do It In A Dress fund our girl-focused programs in Sierra Leone and Uganda.

Why girls?

We could go into a long explanation of this, but there’s a video that shows this better than we could ever describe it. When you've watched that, head over to Our Impact to learn how we're changing the world for girls.

Why Sierra Leone? Why Education?

In Sierra Leone, almost half of all female youth (15 - 24 years old) are illiterate and 3 in 5 girls don’t attend school. On top of that, up to 40% of girls in Sierra Leone and Uganda are married before they’re 18.

But when a girl is educated, she’ll get married later and have fewer, healthier children. For every year she stays in school she’ll increase her income by at least 10 -25%. With the money she earns, she’ll invest 90% of it back into her family. An educated girl becomes an educated woman. A woman who makes sure her children will go to school, just like she did. Educating a girl improves the local economy more than any other type of investment. Read more about why educating girls is so powerful!

Can I get a One Girl speaker to visit my school/workplace/uni/community group?

Absolutely! We’d love to come out and speak with you about how you can make a difference and share some inspiring stories about our work with girls’ education – shoot an email through to speaker@onegirl.org.au and we’ll be in touch to organise this!

School Dress FAQs

How do I get my school dress?

When you sign up and donate or fundraise $40 on your personal page, we'll send out our school dress and Welcome Pack! Make sure to get your $40 up on your page as soon as you sign up!

Which size should I buy?

Check out our size chart. If you're planning to do something really physical in the dress, say climb Mt Everest or do backflips, then think about going a size bigger than normal.

Can I choose the colour of my dress?

In a word, no. It's so much more fun getting a surprise!

What do I do if I need to exchange my school dress?

Oh no! If your school dress isn't the right size, then send us an email at goodies@onegirl.org.au and we'll be in touch!

Where is my dress made?

Your dress is 100% ethically made in Australia!

Can I get a discount if I place a bulk order for dresses.

Yes absolutely! Got a big event and need plenty of dresses? We're happy to offer a discount when ordering 10 or more school dresses – just email us at goodies@onegirl.org.au and we'll send through a discount code!