In August, my business, “Sewing with Jennifer Serr”, hosted a community sewing event where was invited to participated in making dresses. Many people volunteered and a LOT of Girl Scouts were involved. Notes were written from the Girl Scout Troop to the dress recipients The dress making party formed to make more dresses. I’m happy to pay for the shipping for the dresses, but you can also expect a donation that we collected for “Buckets of Hope” (project).
At our recent Womens Retreat, we sewed dresses made by the Womens Bible Fellowship. We Hope they bless the children as much as it has blessed us to sew them.Sarah S., WBF
Our school district has been working on making all courses more inclusive of Literacy. I had my students read your biography and how Little Dresses for Africa came about. It was such powerful message in our Fashion Merchandising, Textiles, and apparel class, it brought a true purpose for their time, skills. It may be just 13 dresses, but they were made from the heart! Thanks for your inspirational desire to do this for the little girls of Africa.
Harriet H., Missouri
Crescent Park Baptist Church is so blessed to be sending these pillowcase dresses to your organization. We are including a money order to help cover the cost to send these dresses to Africa. May the dresses bring joy to the children there.
Linda K., Texas
What a wonderful ministry – giving children hope and also giving hope to those of us who gather and create. This started out as a project for my church choir, but other friends heard about the effort and joined in. We loved every step as we helped each other, laughed together and admired all the cute “little dresses”. We plan to do more in 2013!
Lucy S., Oregon
I typically handcraft gifts for Christmas but after seeing the article on LDFA in the Free Press this summer, I decided to do something different. Instead of making gifts for those near and dear, I made dresses and am donating them “in honor of” my typical gift recipient. I think it is a much more meaningful way to celebrate the holidays.
Martha S., Michigan
Your project has helped me keep my sanity this summer while watching/hanging out with my 2 adolescent grandsons!
Jeanette G., Michigan
The Ugandan girls absolutely loved the Little Dresses! They immediately put them on, discarding the ragged, worn & torn shirts they had been wearing as dresses. It was so joyous to watch them in their new dresses feeling so beautiful and special. Thank you for allowing me to bring such an amazing gift to these girls in Uganda.
My mother amazes me . . . at 86 years she has made all these necklaces out of my dress making scraps! They are for the women of the village to wear.
Our daughter and son-in-law adopted 2 boys from Ethiopia 5 years ago and am taking dresses and shorts to Addis Ababa. We are so pleased to hand deliver items to the children and are grateful to LDFA for the distribution of clothing items all over the world. We will send a monetary donation to help with shipping after the first of the year.
Pam M., Montana
I contacted your organization back in April about a trip my family was planning to Africa. I had been looking for months to find an opportunity to serve the people of Africa, but your organization was the one that treated me with genuine interest and respect and proved to me that you were truly in this venture simply to help the struggling people across the world. It was truly a life changing experience for my family and I thank you for being a part of this experience.
Johson Family, Utah