AWOM, a Nonprofit Turning Loss into Light

Hailing from sunny Miami, 25-year-old Sarah Akiba has managed to gracefully cut through the noise as a creator and carve out a name for herself in Miami’s fashion and art scene as a wardrobe stylist and fashion designer. While juggling her multi-faceted production studio offering a wide range of creative services, the parisian-born also runs her own non-profit organization Angel Watching Over Me (AWOM).

Shortly after her father’s loss in 2013, Sarah Akiba founded and spearheaded the AWOM Foundation in 2015 to raise awareness and support those who’ve lost a loved one. According to AWOM Vision statement, the foundation offers support groups to victims left with grief and hardships as a result of losing “an angel.” The non-profit has hosted numerous fun and fashion-focused events to ignite a sense of community and raise money to benefit the community and organizations that share the same goal.

AWOM also gives people an opportunity to give back through its AWOM Club collection, a lifestyle brand that bridges aesthetic and philanthropy through fashion. Visit AWOMClub to shop the Breast Cancer Capsule, where a portion of proceeds will go towards the non profit now through October.

Woman-tee collection; available online or limited pieces in KITH stores

Visit AWOM.org to learn more about how you can get involved in your city.

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