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Lillian is our “sewing celebrity” who will turn 100 in May. Lillian is very close to reaching her goal of 1000 dresses by the time she turns 100! We have created a Lillian shipping fund to help get dresses to the children. 100% of the donations in the Lillian Weber Fund will go to shipping little dresses to Africa. Thank you for your help! We are thankful for all of the “Lillians” out there sewing for the children! Donate to the Lillian Weber Shipping Fund here.
Changing lives one little dress at a time…
Little Dresses for Africa is a non-profit 501c3, Christian organization, which provides relief to the children of Africa. Simple dresses are made out of pillow cases, and distributed through the orphanages, churches and schools in Africa to plant in the hearts of little girls that they are worthy!
Knowing the history of the girls in Africa and the difficult road that lay ahead, Rachel O’Neill decided to take some dresses to the children in the villages. A small group of ladies began to sew simple little dresses, made out of pillowcases, to be distributed to young girls through the orphanages in Africa.
(Pillow case pattern is great, but any simple pattern is also fine)
All across America and now the world!
This ministry continues to grow as groups of all sizes spring up across America and now many other countries across the world. Crossing age, gender and denominational lines, these little dresses serve the most vulnerable of God’s children: little girls. LDFA has received more than 3 MILLION LITTLE DRESSES and donations from all 50 states across the USA , and 31 other countries. 3 MILLION! That’s a lot of little girls!!
47 countries in Africa. 31 other countries. Imagine it! All your beautiful little dresses out there planting in the hearts of little girls that they are worthy! You are changing the world, one little dress at a time!
Yes! We have served all these countries including areas right here in the United States such as the Appalachian Mountains and South Dakota, but more importantly than how many have been shipped, are the lives that they have touched. These beautiful dresses go out as little Ambassadors in the name of Jesus, to give hope to the children that receive them.
How to Help: There’s something for everyone to do!
Remember, the job is not complete until these little dresses are actually on the the little girls that need them. We send them with teams. Mail them domestically and internationally, and take them personally to the children that need them so desperately. This is an ongoing project and we send them every week. We are not going to run out of kids, so please jump in and help us! Please enclose your tax-deductible donation to help with shipping whenever possible. It costs an average of $2.00/dress to get the dresses to the children. Although it is not required, any amount you can send help. Thank you in advance for your help! Check the gallery for pictures! Due to the amazing response, we can’t promise specific pictures, but maybe your little dress will turn up in a picture on a precious little girl!
Pillow case pattern can be downloaded below, or use any simple pattern. We also need boys shorts desperately.
“We’re not just sending dresses, we’re sending HOPE!”
To confirm your dresses were received,
please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Thank you so much for your help!
Any simple pattern is great! Zikomo! Finished items and financial donations for shipping can be sent to:
24614 Curtis Drive, Brownstown, MI 48134
or donate on line
Making a difference, here and across the ocean, one little dress at a time!