Little Dresses for Africa

Rating: 5 stars   14 reviews


24614 Curtis Dr Rachel ONeill Brownstown MI 48134 USA


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.


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...


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

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Rating: 5 stars  

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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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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2 people found this review helpful

Ron and I decided our "Journey 2015" was to make 2,015 dresses for LDFA. We made our goal.
Thanks to all your volunteers. Rachel and Michael, you are amazing people. The lives you touch are too many to count. We have received pictures of some little girls with BIG smiles wearing some of our dresses. Our lives have been enriched because of all of you. We will continue to clothe the naked in Jesus name.
Ron & Bobbi Thomson

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I have been sewing little dresses for missionaries for my church ONLY because I saw Little Dresses For Africa on the news. The organization is wonderful! They send more than dresses they send hope and life, and love.

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