New Palm Collection is a fashion brand that is built on community and philanthropy. Established in 2017, New Palm was created by founder and CEO Clarissa Gastelum and was born while searching for a way to utilize her God-given talents, love for fashion and heart for foster youth.
Since 2006 Clarissa has dedicated herself to working with foster youth and was a a Foster Care Social Worker in Los Angeles county and the Inland Empire from 2011-2020. Inspired by the youths’ strength and tenacity for life she decided to pursue her lifetime dream of becoming a designer and owning her own online store.
Since the launch in 2017 New Palm has given back to over 500 foster kids. We have annual Christmas toy drives. We donate back to school items, clothes, toys and gifts to current and emancipated foster youth in need. Our goal is to bring awareness to the needs of local foster youth and to connect foster youth to local organizations as well as try and meet current needs they may have. Together with, local churches and organizations New Palm is meeting the needs of foster kids.