Little Dresses for Africa

Rating: 5 stars   14 reviews

Address:

24614 Curtis Dr Rachel ONeill Brownstown MI 48134 USA

Mission:

To plant in the hearts of little girls that they are worthy through the distribution of handmade little dresses, made of pillowcases by loving hands from all over the world.

Results:

well over 4 million dresses and "britches for boys", a Distribution Center in Malawi, two primary schools, 6 wells, 2 school master's houses, a soccer field and support of mobile clinic when our teams of 12 go at least once a year since 2008.

Target demographics:

clothe little children who are in need and instill self-esteem. "We're not just sending dresses, we're sending hope!"

Direct beneficiaries per year:

4 million dresses throughout the world

Geographic areas served:

distributed over 41 million dresses in 81 countries across the world, built 2 schools, 6 wells...

Programs:

clothing, teaching lessons on sanitation, clean water, nutrition, building primary schools, providing clean water.

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

3 people found this review helpful

I adore Little Dresses for Africa. The heart behind the organization and the devoted volunteers who run it is absolutely inspiring. I have a found kindred spirits in the love, laughter and joy that is shared on so many levels with LDFA. They are not only planting value in the hearts of little girls around the world, they are restoring a sense of value in the hearts of those who serve alongside them. I am immensely grateful for the work LDFA is doing and the message of hope and healing they are spreading to EVERYONE involved!

 
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About three years ago I walked into my local yardage store and saw a poster about, "little Dresses for Africa!" It asked if one was inclined to take a packet and sew it up and return it to the store. All in all I did about maybe 25 dresses.

It was there I met Susan Chandler, who coordinates for Dress a girl around the world. I've been sewing with her and the girls for about three years now. We have send dresses all over the world. In effect, doing what Little Dresses does for the poor girls and boys (shorts) of the world!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Little Dresses for Africa has given me an amazing opportunity to reach out, hands-on, to children who need to feel valued and loved. The dresses don't last forever, but hopefully the memory of love and compassion will stay with a child for a lifetime. I went from a situation with no supplies, not even a sewing machine or scrap of fabric, to being blessed with many stacks of fabric, and multiple machines. God has helped me to do a very good work for others!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Found out about littledressesforafrica.org in my Guideposts magazine. Their site was very informative to get me started sewing dresses for a good cause. Shipping to them was easy and a nice note was sent after they received my items. Open communication thru a nice website!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have been volunteering with this organization since October 2015 and I love working with all the volunteers packing and sorting gowns. Everyone is so wonderful and welcoming I look forward to volunteering twice a month. I also sew dresses and sanity pads for the girls and would highly recommend this organization to anyone looking to sew or volunteer there time.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

After suffering two small strokes , I was sitting home feeling sorry for my self. I came across a story about a woman, Miss Lillian, who was 99 years old at the time. She sewed a dress a day for LDFA and hoped to reach 1000 dresses by her 100th birthday. I thought if she could do it, I could do that. So I saved for a sewing machine and watched sewing videos on YouTube to try and remember what the strokes had robbed me of. That first dress took me hours to complete, but I did it! I proudly posted it on Facebook. My friends and family have all joined in with fabric, thread, elastic etc. to make sure I finish 30 dresses and now 30 shorts as well , a month. Just as I get low on fabric, a box of fabric always seems to arrive in the mail. Sometimes from friends I haven't seen in over 50 years. All because of the dream of one woman. Planting in the hearts of little girls, that they are worthy.

 
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5 people found this review helpful

Little dress for Africa is sending hope along with the dresses and britches. Letting the children know they are loved and valued.

 
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6 people found this review helpful

I live in Hawaii sew dresses for children in 3rd world countries our objective is to provide clothing to children to deter sex traffickers from indicting children. If a child looks clean and well taken care of they are less likely to be taken. Every child deserves to wear a clean dress with dignity and pride. I have made 20, 077 dresses, I been sewing the dresses since May 2010. Little dresses for Africa has helped me get dresses to the children, without their help not as many children could be helped. We are reaching the most needed areas of the world.

 
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7 people found this review helpful

This organization creates a sense of hope and security for girls that thier cultures treat like second class citizens. Not only does she provide clothing for girls and britches for boys - she has also funded the building of a school and teachers. I have worked with her for almost 2 years now and the unity of cultures/freinds and the goals of this group are outstanding. spreading the word and work of the Lord all over the world. Excellence inspires excellence and that is just what her andher organization does. They are also aligned with Buckets of Hope that provides a months worth of food for a family. Her passion for this cause is amazing. LDFA has also helped to set up woman in these countries with training and sewing machines so they can support their own families. I can not say enough about her and her organization. They are truly a blessing to this world!!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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