Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Help us bless girls with their own pillowcase dress!
We are in need of people to take our dresses to countries where there is a need for girls to be properly clothed. We rely on people traveling personally or on mission trips that can carry our dresses to areas where we can bless girls with their own beautiful handmade pillowcase dress! If you or your church are taking a trip, please consider contacting me to obtain dresses. I am in Connecticut and can provide you with these dresses at no cost. All we ask is that you will personally put the dresses on the girls-over their existing clothes- and let them know God loves them. Tell them that they are beautiful and have worth. Tell them the dress was made by someone who loves them just as God does. Make them feel pretty and special-maybe for the first time in their lives. Take photos of the girls in their new dresses and email them to us so that we can share the look of feeling beautiful and special with others. We can show the ladies who sew these dresses what good self esteem and happiness looks like. It inspires people to get involved and encourages those already sewing to keep on sewing for this wonderful cause.
For more information, please email me at email@example.com. If you are not local but willing to pay for the shipping charges, I can send you dresses to carry on your trip. We are a not for profit organization and we simply desire to make God's best dress and bless girls around the world.
Can you help?
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Dress a Girl Connecticut is meeting this weekend!
Saturday, October 12, 2013
(or any time in between!)
as we Sew, Label and Package dresses!
We will be meeting at:
Cornerstone Church, 1146 Waterbury Road, Cheshire
in "Sal's House."
If you have a sewing machine, bring it.
If you have an iron & ironing board, bring it.
If you have cotton quilting fabric or pretty pillowcases, bring them.
(Donations always welcomed!)
If you come around lunchtime, bring something to share!
This is alot of fun and I look forward to seeing new and familiar faces!
No sewing experience necessary!
There are other "tasks" such as cutting, ironing, labeling, sizing, rolling and packaging the dresses.
We are always in need of boxes of quality gallon sized zip lock bags!
We will be making dresses to fulfill requests for dresses to go into Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child girls' boxes. Other items that are usually included are toiletries, dolls, stuffed animals, costume jewelry, books and games. However, think SMALL---these all go into a shoebox!
Here are some ideas for items to pack:
- SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.
- TOYS: Small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, small Etch A Sketch,® toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries), Slinky,® etc.
- HYGIENE ITEMS: Toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar soap (in a plastic bag), comb, washcloth, etc.
- OTHER: T-shirts, socks, ball caps, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries)
We will be collecting these items on Saturday as well to include in the Christmas boxes!
Have questions? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you Saturday!