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Causes: Arts & Culture, Fund Raising & Fund Distribution, Gift Distribution

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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3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

6 Rachel140

Board Member

Rating: 5

Little Dresses for Africa is not just sending dresses, we're sending HOPE! This non-profit, since 2008, has sent more than 4 million dresses all over the Continent of Africa and 31 countries beyond. The dresses are used as little Ambassadors to get into the Villages and Communities to teach simple lessons on clean water, sanitation and nutrition as well as to encourage widows and child-headed families. As relationships are formed, we identify a village that we can partner with for our 1,2,3...GO program. One: Clean water. Save lives now. TWO: a Primary school. Education changes tomorrow. Three: Multi-purpose building, for community gathering, exchange of information and worship. These three items sponsored by fund raisers through little dresses for Africa volunteers changes tomorrow for the people of Africa. www.littledressesforafrica.org

6 littledressesforafrica

Board Member

Rating: 5

I'd like to update this to let everyone know that Little Dresses is growing and doing more all the time. We would love to have your help. Some sew. Some donate. Some organize the dresses for shipping. Some help with fund raisers. But, it takes us all1 Little Dresses for Africa is a christian non profit 501c3 organization dedicated to providing relief to the most vulnerable of God's children: little girls. We collect home made dresses, made of brightly colored pillow cases, and distribute them all over the continent of Africa, to plant in the hearts of little girls that they are worthy. We supply them by sending them with mission teams, mailing them to NGO's and taking them ourselves on short term mission trips. During distribution, we conduct simple lessons on nutrition, clean water and sanitation. Donations have been received from all 50 states as well as Canada, Australia and the UK and have been distributed in 46 countries of Africa as well as other countries in crisis such as The Philippines, Haiti, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Guatamala. We believe that lives are changed here and across the ocean as gender, age and denominational lines are crossed as we help others. Groups can work independently of each other and send the donated dresses and now also shorts for boys, to Michigan for packaging and distribution. Mission groups can request as many dresses as they are able to distribute. We like to say, "We're not just sending dresses, we're sending hope."

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Little Dresses for Africa is a christian non profit 501c3 organization dedicated to providing relief to the most vulnerable of God's children: little girls. We collect home made dresses, made of brightly colored pillow cases, and distribute them all over the continent of Africa, to plant in the hearts of little girls that they are worthy. We supply them by sending them with mission teams, mailing them to NGO's and taking them ourselves on short term mission trips. During distribution, we conduct simple lessons on nutrition, clean water and sanitation. Donations have been received from all 50 states as well as Canada, Australia and the UK and have been distributed in 31 countries of Africa as well as other countries in crisis such as The Philippines, Haiti, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Guatamala. We believe that lives are changed here and across the ocean as gender, age and denominational lines are crossed as we help others. Groups can work independently of each other and send the donated dresses and now also shorts for boys, to Michigan for packaging and distribution. Mission groups can request as many dresses as they are able to distribute. We like to say, "We're not just sending dresses, we're sending hope."