About LDfA

Quick answers:  Yes, we are still going strong.  The dresses go out every week so there’s no deadline. Before sending: Enclose a self-addressed envelope, SIZE the dresses, Elastic is stronger in the casing but if you use STRONG ribbon, be sure to tack it down so it stays in the casing and doesn’t come out! And please, no straight pins!  But please please please group by SIZE before sending, small, medium and large. Thanks, Rachel


Little Dresses for Africa, founded in 2008 by  Rachel O’Neill is a registered  non-profit 501c3 Christian organization. Our mission is to provide relief to vulnerable children throughout the Continent of Africa and beyond.  Volunteers from all over the world join together to make little dresses out of pillow cases or other simple patterns. Some sew. Some donate. Some go to Africa, and some send others. Little Dresses for Africa sends the donated dresses through misions teams, mails them directly to verified communities and takes them personally with their short term teams.   Your donations are distributed through orphanages, churches, and schools.  Together, we can make a difference.

How We Make a Difference

Because of the widespread AIDS pandemic, and other disease, little girls are often left to be the primary care givers of their young siblings. The road is especially tough for little girls and women. It is our hope that in delivering dresses to these young girls, that a seed will be planted in their hearts, in the name of Jesus, that they are worthy.  We plant the seeds; God sends the harvest.

So much more than just a dress! 

Although clothing is desperately needed, these  little dresses are so much more.  They go as little Ambassadors into the homes and villages where we are able to teach simple lessons clean water, and sanitation and to promote good  health and family skills knowledge. As relationships are formed we identify other needs that can be met through your generosity.

Who Is Making the Difference?

Simply stated… you are! We believe that most people want to help others less fortunate than themselves. They just need to know how!  Lives are changed here and across the ocean as we join together to help others.  Whether you sew or not, this ministry has something for you!  You can sew independently or form a group to sew.


Sew with your group or independently.  In the Michigan area, join us to sort, size and pack the dresses at 7 pm on the 2nd and 4th Thursday nights of the month at 17830 Telegraph, Romulus, MI  48174.  Together we  can make a difference! Contact us for more information.

Little Dresses for Africa

A non-profit organization providing relief to the children of Africa

“We’re not just sending dresses, we’re sending HOPE!”

24614 Curtis Dr.

Brownstown, MI  48134




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