Monday, July 30

Little Dresses for Africa

 Savannah is on a mission.
She has set some goals for herself for the next year, her final year of high school and possibly her final year of living at home.  And one of those goals is to use one of her talents and do something good with it.  She loves to sew!
 I knew of a charity called Little Dresses for Africa.  They collect handmade dresses and then send them to little girls in Africa that are in need of basic necessities like clothing.  I know several friends that have served this charity and have had wonderful experiences while doing it.  I showed her their website and she researched it and came up with a plan.  She has a goal to personally sew and also spread the word and teach others how to make these needed dresses.
Do you want to help her?
If you sew... there are many tutorials on line for how to make a 'pillowcase dress', which is simply a dress made without zippers, buttons, or snaps.  It can actually be made from a pillowcase or from yardage fabric.  Savannah's personal favorite pattern is found HERE
You can send completed dresses to Savannah and she will package and mail them to the charity or you can send them directly to Little Dresses for Africa yourself (mailing/packaging info found on their website).  Please come back here and comment with how many dresses you send because Savannah would love to keep a running total of dresses donated throughout her Senior Year.  I will add a spot on my sidebar with that current total too.
If you don't sew... Savannah could use monetary donations to help with the cost of materials and shipping.

If you want to read an incredible article and watch videos about how Elder Jeffery R. Holland feels about the people of Africa... go HERE!  You may want a kleenex handy.

I'm very proud of my girl... I think you may have heard me say that a few times before, grin.

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