About LDfA

Quick answers:  2018. 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, We prefer the dresses made with elastic rather than ribbon. Elastic is stronger in the casing but if you have already used 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, group by SIZE before sending, small, medium and large. Thanks, Rachel


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Little Dresses for Africa Founded in 2008 by  Rachel O’Neill is a registered  non-profit 501c3 Christian organization.

MISSION: To provide relief to vulnerable children throughout the Continent of Africa and beyond.

HOW? Volunteers join together to make little dresses out of pillow cases or other simple patterns.

WHY? To plant in the hearts of little girls that they are worthy.

Some sew. Some pack. Some donate materials and/or shipping money. Some go to Africa. Some send others. Together, we make a difference, one little dress at a time!

 How We Make a Difference

The road is especially tough for little girls and young women.  Often small children are left as primary care-givers of even younger children, because of disease and poverty.  These little dresses, given freely to those in need, plant the seed that they are worthy. We plant the seeds; God sends the harvest.

So much more than just a dress! 

These  little dresses are so much more than clothing.  These little “Ambassadors” offer a away into homes and villages where we teach simple lessons clean water,  sanitation and promote good  health and family skills knowledge. As relationships are formed we focus on helping through 3 things: clean water, education and community.

Who Is Making the Difference?

Simply stated… you are! We know people want to help. They just need to know how!  Lives are changed here and across the ocean as we join together to help others.


Sew with your group or independently. Send us your dresses and we will get them to the children in need. Any simple pattern is great. Group by size, avoid straight pins and include a self-addressed envelope when you ship them to us. Include a check to help with  shipping if you’re able.

How?  We send them with mission groups. We mail them directly.  We ship containers. We take them personally.

  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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