General FAQs

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.

When can I sign up for Do It In A Dress? 

Now! You can Do it in a Dress any day of the year but we particularly encourage participants to get involed on October 11th - International Day of the Girl.

I don’t live in Australia, can I still take part in Do It In A Dress?

Yes, absolutely! We love seeing our friends across the world taking part in the campaign.

How do I create a team? 

When you are signing up to Do It In A Dress there's a 'create a team' button on the right hand side - click, fill out the details and voila, you've created a team! Don't forget to share the team link with anyone who you think would like to be a part of your team. 

How do I join a team? 

When you are signing up for Do It In A Dress, search for the team you want to join, and click 'join this team' on their page! Make sure not to start a duplicate of the team you want to join. 

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 make sure you're following us on Twitter and Instagram, and like Do It In A Dress and One Girl on Facebook for even more media goodness and ideas! 

Here are just a few ideas that some of our amazing Do It In A Dress participants have done in their dresses:

  • Surfing
  • Baking 
  • Tennis 
  • Wearing a dress everyday for a month
  • A teacher wearing their dress to class 
  • Skydiving

 

 

Where are your dresses made? Are they produced ethically? 

The school dresses One Girl provides for the campaign  are produced by a company based in Melbourne, Australia called APlus Schoolwear which is run by parent company AGS Prints Pty Ltd. AGS Prints are accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia for all garments made in Australia - which these dresses are!

How much of the money I donate actually gets to the girls I want to help educate? How is the money spent?

All funds donated by our generous supporters are spent on keeping our amazing girl-led education programs in Sierra Leone and Uganda up and running. They pay for things like school books, uniforms, solar lights, and transport for scholars and program participants. They pay for training for future teachers, affordable sanitary items, menstrual health and hygiene classes, lessons on sexual and reproductive health and rights, and vocational training for girls. They go towards paying staff to keep the programs running and continuously improving, and allow us to run fundraising drives so that we can actually collect donations in the first place to make it all happen — so I suppose the answer to your question is ‘all of it’!  

If you’re interested in reading more about how we allocate funds, all of our financial reports with all the relevant breakdowns are available on our website. Or you can go directly to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC) to find One Girl’s published audited accounts

Can donations be made in cash or do they have to be online?

We only accept online donations through the website. If you collect cash donations, simply count up the cash amount and deposit it into your own bank account. Then, make a donation to your fundraising page online and it gets added to your fundraising total - BOOM!

If a school, organisation, or business can only donate via cheque or bank transfer, get in touch with the team at info@onegirl.org.au to get the details for making those donations!

I donated to my friend but it hasn’t appeared on their page! Help!

Don’t stress! You probably clicked the donate button in the menu rather than on the page. Send an email to info@onegirl.org.au and one of the team members will help you out. We will just need your name, your donation amount and the name of the friend you meant to donate to and we can allocate the donation correctly.

Is my donation to One Girl/Do It In A Dress tax deductible?

One Girl has Deductible Gift Receipt (DGR) status. This means all donations over $2 made to One Girl and Do It In A Dress are 100% tax deductible within Australia. A tax receipt will automatically be sent out when you donate - but if you don’t receive anything please get in touch by contacting us at info@onegirl.org.au.

Still got some questions? 

No worries! We are always down to chat and are here to provide you with as much information as you need! 

Feel free to hit us up via email, at info@onegirl.org.au.