DVTD + By The Hand


We are so excited to partner with By The Hand throughout the entire month of October!

By The Hand is a Christ-centered after-school program that takes kids by the hand and walks with them from kindergarten through college, loving and nourishing them—mind, body, and soul—and helps them have an abundant life. By The Hand programs prioritize academic excellence, technology-enabled instruction, enrichment and literacy, tutoring and mentorship, and spiritual development to help students become agents of change.

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From humble roots …

Founded in 2001, By The Hand served 16 children from Cabrini-Green and witnessed a transformation within the lives of their kids as well as their organization.

Now, 20 years later, they serve more than 1,600 kids from Cabrini-Green, Altgeld-Murray, Austin, and Englewood, and North Austin.


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Transforming Lives

With locations strategically located throughout Chicago’s most dangerous and under-resourced neighborhoods, By The Hand is serving kids where the need is greatest.

Dangerous, under-resourced neighborhoods where By The Hand serves represent only six percent of Chicago’s population but account for 23 percent of the city’s homicides.

6% of Chicago's population
23% of the city's homicides
98% of children qualify for free and reduce-priced lunches
86% of 3rd graders at By The Hand partner school are not meeting reading standards
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See how DVTD is making giving back a top priority!

In summary, here are the two ways that DVTD gives back:

  • 1% of all sales is given back to the Cause of the Month. We give from our topline revenue, not our profits or proceeds, recognizing that we give first.
  • $3.50 of every monthly membership fee of our Preferred Customers and Affiliates is given back to the Cause of the Month.

DVTD + By The Hand

Together we can play a life-changing role for the kids in Chicago’s under-resourced neighborhoods. When you help By The Hand’s kids become the solution, you help them rise above violence and poverty. You help them have new and abundant life.

Funds can go towards the purchase of everyday clothing, school uniforms, and winter gear for all ages of By The Hand students. The need is great in this area as family budgets are often limited.

"The winter months can be a challenging time, particularly for families in underserved communities who might not have the resources to purchase hats, gloves, coats, and other everyday winter clothing."

Sarah James, Managing Director of K-8 Program Operations for By The Hand Club For Kids

How Your Shopping Keeps Giving

When you shop DVTD.com, you give back with every product you purchase!

For example, if you purchase…

  1. Elegantees Sunday Top ($54)
  2. Jeness Wait This Family Is Set Apart Print ($48)
  3. MISSIO Golden Hair Spray ($28)

Your purchase gives back to help …

  • End human trafficking through MISSIO and Elegantees
  • Support missions & ministries through Jenessa Wait
  • Invest in By the Hand’s after school program through DVTD