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Happy 100th Birthday, Ms. Lillian


Today is the day that Ms Lillian Weber turns 100 years old.  She made a personal goal to sew 1000 dresses before her 100th birthday and she has not only reached that goal but passed it.  And she is still sewing up a storm.  We are so grateful for Ms. Lillian and all the “Ms Lillians” around the world that are so dedicated to this ministry.  Lives are changed here and across the ocean as we join together to honor little girls, one little dress at a time.  Thank you to every one of you, and Happy Birthday, Ms. Lillian.

Donations are welcome to the Lillian Weber Shipping Fund.   Love, Rachel


Here’s the article written by Jim Mertens, the original writer to bring this story to the public!  Jim really captures the “heart” of this ministry and we are so grateful to him for helping spread the word!



Rosario Serra. 98 years old, born in Spaint, then moved to Argentina, she now lives with her daughter in the USA and is sewing for the girls in Africa! What a gal!

We’re hearing about other “stars”.  Thanks also to Marta Spence, for letting us know about her 98 year old mother, Maria Serra,  also sewing for Little Dresses for Africa. These women, along with their brother Jorge from Argentina, spend their days helping those less fortunate! See her article in the  These two represent the wide range of people helping LDFA.  We have girlscouts, students, home schoolers, young mothers and retirees, all working together.  Join us, won’t you?

Notes from around here and there…even Australia!

Hi, I’m Patti’s daughter in law, Linda. Patti is now 96 years old and still does all the sewing including the buttons and her own. It gives her great joy and a purpose to her days. I send the money to help the organization. Please continue your good works. Patti.

Enclosed ia a box of 96 dresses that I just finished making for some very special girls. This process has brought me so much joy thinking of the precious girls that will receive them. Each dress is made with hope and love and it has been an amazing experiencemaking them. I spend about four hours a day making them. I like like I have found a calling to help these children in need. I am so glad to have discovered your wonderful organization and feel blessed to be able to help in my own small way.

These dresses were made as a love offering to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Chris. They were made with prayers for each of of the little darling girls who wear them. I pray for their safety and health and for a growing knowledge of Jesus. Thank you for your great organization that has helped millions of the world’s little girls. Cordially, Fran Vancouver, WA

Dear Rachel, Hi! Enclosed are the bead bracelets I promied I’d make for your girls…
My inspiration comes from Lillian Weber and her 1000th dress goal. I have a little spare time and I want to use it fruitfully and this seems an ideal cause for me to be part of…Thanks again for the opportunity that allows us to give in practical ways.
Diane, Australia

Dear LDFA,  enclosed are 32 dresses for your wonderful charity!  This makes the total of dresses I’ve made in the last three years 570!  I love making these special dresses and appreciate the work you do for the little girls!  Thanks, Laura

Enclosed are 2 pairs of shorts size 5!

Thika, Kenya Receives Dresses

Dear Rachel,

It was exciting to be able to take a case full of dresses and shorts to our malnourished children in the Kiandutu slums of Thika Kenya. Even though it was ‘cold’ weather there when we visited, the kids tried their dresses over their clothes and were excited for the summer months to come, when they could wear them.

Attached is out newsletter mentioning your charity and some photos of the event.

Thanks very much for the privilege of being able to help.

Anne Thompson

President Macheo US

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Brownstown, MI 48134

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