The concept for U R Special started when one of our founding members was visiting Africa. She saw how the gift of a simple dress brightened the face of a needy girl. She returned to Edmond with the thought that there were children here who could benefit from the gift of a dress. She engaged one of her seamstress friends to help her sew the dresses and solicited another friend who was a lawyer to start the paperwork to create a non-profit organization.
U R Special began distributing dresses in 1993. Other clothes for boys and girls were added to the program and the program grew from 60 girls to over 700 children per distribution. We now have three distributions a year providing over 2000 outfits of new clothes.