Dress a Girl was founded by Hope 4 Women Intl. in October of 2009 under the notion that every girl should own at least one dress. We transform new & gently used pillowcases into beautiful dresses for little girls. The dresses are then given to someone traveling to a country where there is a girl in need. As of today, about 19,000 dresses have been made by someone like yourself and distributed to little girls in 36 countries.
I discovered DAG (Dress a Girl) in August of 2010 when a woman at my church sent out an email inviting me to a sew-fest at our church. She had heard about DAG from her SIL who found it on the web. She included the official DAG website so I clicked on it! As I read about the mission of DAG & looked at all the photos of the precious girls being blessed with a "new" dress and the smiles on their faces, I knew I had to help. After all, I knew how to sew. Couldn't be that hard, right?
We were asked to clean out our linen closets and bring in any gently used pillowcases. I got to thinking that it is really easy to make a pillowcase. So, if you're cleaning out your linen closets and getting rid of pillowcases, what would you be doing with your sheets? How many "pillowcases" could be made from a single sheet? Surely I should collect sheets too. How about folks who have fabric in their basement from projects they thought they'd get to and never did? I should collect cotton fabrics too. You can see how this snowballed for me.