Little Dresses for Africa Project Needs Supplies

little dresses for africaWe will be collecting sewing supplies and pillowcases to be given to a newly formed after-school sewing club at Powell Middle School in Brooksville.

This group of approximately 25 eighth grade students will then use the supplies for their club sewing projects (which has little to no funding), as well as making pillowcase style dresses for NTJWC to send to the non-profit agency Little Dresses for Africa.

Source: littledressesforafrica.org

This US based organization distributes dresses via orphanages and churches to young girls living in the most rural areas of Africa and in dire need of help.

Sewing supplies needed

Please consider bringing in any of the following new or used sewing supplies to our meetings this year:

  • pillowcases
  • fabric
  • thread
  • rick rack
  • lace
  • appliqués
  • ribbon
  • elastic
  • cinch drawstring style backpacks (to use the cording for making fabric backpacks)
  • double biased tape

We are also accepting completed pillowcase dresses.

So, if there’s anyone out there that sews and is interested in sharing their work, they are welcome to contact me for more details.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at littledressesforafrica@gfwcnewtampajuniors.org

Thanks in advance for helping two deserving groups of children!
Margaret