Pay it Forward

Changing The Narrative

 

Not all heroes wear capes, because here at Don Morphy we wear Italian custom made suits!

Our Don Morphy team, during the past school year, proudly announced its latest and greatest initiative “Pay It Forward by Don Morphy.” Pay It Forward was a Dallas-Fort Worth based project where the Don Morphy team aimed to achieve one goal: To help change the narrative for our underserved and misrepresented young men by paying it forward.

Our team decided to select one winner from an essay contest. The winner would win the final prize of one FREE custom made Don Morphy suit for his Senior Class Prom. We also offered internship opportunities to graduating seniors. Let’s meet the winner!

Alejandro Albiter became one of our cheerful prom suit winners from Cedar Hill High School. “Thank you! I honestly feel blessed,” cried Alejandro joyously when Principal Michael McDonald shared the news his essay won. When asked how has fashion made an impact on your life, Alejandro confessed, “before now, I was bullied for my appearance”.

“Growing up the son of immigrants and being in the closet wasn’t easy. On top of that, I was the ugly duckling.” – Alejandro Albiter

Despite all the noise and negative narratives, Alejandro believes that he will use fashion along with his Don Morphy suit to show people who he really is which he asserts to be, “not just a gay Mexican, but a hardworking, creative, humbled young man.”

Our Don Morphy team believes that by giving generously and paying it forward we make a lasting impact. It is best said that, “a little bit of fragrance always clings to the hands that gives you the rose.”

For more information on Don Morphy’s “Pay It Forward” initiative, please contact our Sr. Community Outreach Coordinator, Nicolas Long, via email at nicolas@donmorphy.com or info@donmorphy.com or by phone at 817.983.2145.

Proud Partners and Acknowledgements:

  • Cedar Hill High School & Principal Michael McDonald
  • DeSoto High School & Principal Shon Joseph
  • Kingcourt Global LLC & CEO Kingsley Osakwe
  • Fruit of the Spirit Church & Pastor Joseph Lockhart Sr.
  • The Gents Place & Ben Davis
  • & the entire Don Morphy family!