Pillowcase frocks are 'changing lives, one little dress at a time'
by Jan Swoope, Lifestyles Editor for the Commercial Dispatch
June sunlight spilling through the windows of St. Paul's Episcopal Church Parish Hall found many hands and light hearts at work on a recent Saturday morning. Amid the muted hum of portable sewing machines and murmur of casual chat and easy laughter, volunteers cut armholes, ironed bias tape, pinned trim and stitched straps.
As the morning progressed, piles of donated pillowcases in a painter's palette of colors and patterns were transformed into dresses for some of the world's most vulnerable children.
"Little Dresses for Africa" is a national Christian non-profit organization that has already distributed thousands of simple frocks to girls through orphanages, churches and schools in 39 African countries. When requested, dresses have also been sent to Haiti, as well as to remote villages in countries including Guatemala, Mexico and Cambodia.
Mon, June 25, 2012
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