As teenage girls, we are all too familiar with the struggle of being different sizes in almost every clothing store. This makes it difficult to buy clothing without trying it on or when you only know your size in one brand. We also noticed that clothing donation sites, homeless shelters, and charities have very few resources to connect to people with gently used clothing in the sizes they need.
"We want to be able to use information from charities to find local users in the sizes they need and notify those users about the charities and encourage them to donate."
We sought to create a web application to provide users with their correct size, no matter what brand. With this web application, you can simply enter your measurements once and you are immediately presented with all your different sizes in multiple brands. Now, instead of googling size charts for every store you link to, you can refer to beneFit to quickly find your perfect fit. This product not only helps you, but with beneFit, local charities are able to boost contributions and improve their business. All they have to do is use beneFit to submit the specific types and sizes of clothing they are in need of. beneFit then uses this information and compares it with the measurements of each user. If the your size matches their need, you are notified and then have the option to contact them and donate unwanted clothes, beneFitting both you and the charity.
Organization: Girls Who Code
Student: Lizzie Kobelski
Project Team Members: Selena Kwan (12th grade), Melody Lee (11th grade)
Type of Work: Website
Location: Boston - Microsoft
Grade: 12th Grade
Year Created: 2015
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