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LITTLE DRESSES FOR AFRICA
January 9, 2014

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."

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wish I could do this full time. There's so much to do and it's my passion!

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

MY ROLE:
Board Member

LITTLE DRESSES FOR AFRICA
December 1, 2011

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."

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my every day life. As Director of LDFA, I see lives touches every day, both here and across the ocean, as so many join together to help others. The joy of a little dress means so much more than clothing. It shows them that they are not forgotten...that they are worthy...that there is hope. All of the dresses are so beautiful and sewn with so much love. Trust me, it makes a difference!!!

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

figure out a way to get more grants so we can do more each year

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How did you learn about this organization?

I have the Founder and Director

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

to finish the school that we are building in Malawi

What is its top priority in the long run?

to continue to instill a sense of worthiness in the hearts of little girls all across the world.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I travel with LDFA for short term trips and run the organization .