Wednesday, June 8, 2011

10,000 dresses are starting to bless girls in Uganda!

So, you may remember that in February I was able to speak about Dress a Girl Around the World to a Christian conference.  At that conference by the New England Prayer Center, Pastor David Wagner requested 10,000 of our pillowcase dresses to bring to Africa and South America on his upcoming spring and summer trips.  He recently returned from Uganda and sent me a bunch of photos.  There are some great photos of him distributing the dresses and of course the girls wearing them.  Just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to David and his Father's Heart Ministries for helping us to bless a girl around the world!  He  will continue taking trips throughout the summer so keep sewing for us!  If you are not sewing & you'd like to get more involved in this wonderful project, contact me at with any question.  I hope to hear from you!

Here are some of the photos David sent me:

Friday, June 3, 2011

Another mystery donation appears!

Today I noticed my "donation" bin that is in my driveway was nearly full with pretty cotton fabrics!  Just want to thank whoever filled it up for me!  I am always touched by the generosity of people who donate to good causes!  Can't wait to get stitching!  I think tonight I will stop the mulching & planting I was doing, shower & get sewing!  After all, I have friends who help sew that are waiting on dresses from me to be completed!  Don't want to let them down!  Thanks again mystery donator!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Sharing Dress A Girl with your church

Since becoming involved last fall with Dress a Girl, I have been touched and overwhelmed by the response of those I share what Dress a Girl is all about.  It is much like my own response still today.  I love being able to help in blessing little girls and in the process raise their self esteem and feelings of being loved and valued.  It breaks my heart that girls around the world haven't even the proper clothing to wear.  That they may never have felt pretty or owned a pretty dress.  Maybe never felt anyone cared enough to give them a handmade treasure.  When these beautiful pillowcase dresses are put on the little girls, the pictures show their faces absolutely lighting up.  It brings tears to my eyes to see the beaming little girls!  Shouldn't every little girl have that feeling?

I would love to come to your church and share how I became involved with Dress a Girl.  I can help you host a pillowcase drive of your own.  We are always in need of new or gently used pillowcases!  I would love to organize a sewing event for your interested people.  Many who I have shared Dress a Girl with have hosted an event and then some go on to continue sewing on their own for us!  What a blessing!

I have found that those people who help out in constructing dresses also feel blessed to take part in this great cause!

Please contact me if you think you'd like me to come to your church or organization and share Dress a Girl Around the World.  I would only take up about 10-20 minutes of time depending on your schedule.

Thanks for listening!

God Bless,

Janine Mahan