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These dresses were made by teenage girls in a beginners sewing class at a correctional facility in Florida. Thanks for letting us help!

Dear Rachel, These two boxes contain 80 “little dresses” which I am pleased and privileged to make…I have been sewing, sewing, sewing! …I am trying to sew as much as I can while I am able to see waht I am doing, but I do not know how much longer that will be. I have had glaucoma for many years but until recently have been able to keep it “at bay” by the grace of God and the skill of my ophthamologis…In a recent sermon, my Pastor talked about the joy in finding one’s “sweet spot. To do that you need to ask yourself 3 questions: 1. What am I able to do? 2. What do I LIKE to do? 3. Where is there a need? When these 3 intersect that’s your sweet sot. Making these dresses has truly been a “sweet spot” in my life. I say a prayer with each dress that the child wearing it will sense God’s love and care. Thank you again for what you and your organization do to share God’s love.

Rachel, I heard about LDFA from a lady in Walmart who was at the pattern depart shopping when I was browsing. She asked if I was looking for a pattern and she began to tell me that she was making little dresses for the girls in Africa. I immediately went home, went online and found you. What a wonderful work you are doing. May God continue to bless you for your willingness to help the helpless. It was so nice talking with you today. Thank God for you.
Thank you Evonne, Florida

I have been unemployed for a while but since I have time I wanted to learn something new and still be able to contribute in some way to the world. I saw a Nancy’s Notion’s catalog that had the pattern and some material for the Little Girls of Africa and I decided this was a good way for me to start. I am enclosing some dresses from my first ever sewing experience and while I know they aren’t perfect or fancy, I think they can still be used for the children. I should only get better and now I have some donated fabric so I’ll be able to do more. .. I really appreciate what you’re doing for these girls. The story is very moving and I hope I can help in some way…

Dear Rachel, Please accept this gift of little dresses to be placed with the children who need them. Our small group of ladies had so much fun crafting them. We have a big-hearted community who donated fabric to keep us sewing. This is our first delivery with more to come. We are keeping your staff, your volunteers and you in our prayers. Thanks for creating this program that blesses sweet children who can have our hugs as they wear these dresses passed through our hands with love. Thank you for all that you do. Love, Barbara, Texas

The dresses in this box are a product of a very long, cold winter in Wisconsin. I had learned about your organization on an episode of Sewing with Nancy and thought it sounded like a great cause. I’m no seamstress but have been quilting since 1990, so I have a very healthy stash of fabric that could well afford to be thinned a little. With an occasional trip to JoAnn Fabrics between blizzards for more elastic and bias tape, I was in business!
Mary, Belleville, WI

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