Last fall I was contacted by Devon after she read by blog post about how I was making Little Dresses for Africa. She had loads of questions about the organization Little Dresses for Africa and how I got involved in a drive to make these dresses; how we were able to ship the dresses; who dispursed the dresses; AND who actually got the dresses. I quickly explained that it was not I who coordinated this huge drive for the organization Little Dresses for Africa...that it was actually Kristen, from We Are THAT Family blogspot and, her local church organization that was coordinating the entire drive. ME...well I just volunteered by sewing some dresses here at the Love Shack...and then I sent them onto Kristen for distribution to the organization, etc.
Photo from here: Little Dresses for Africa
Next thing I know, Devon was coordinating her own drive and she contacted me to see if I was still interested in making some more Little Dresses for Africa to help out her little girls in the Casa Emanuel Orphange in Guinea Bissau, Africa. Once I learned that Devon was holding her two functions in January (yah...after the holidays ;) I was more than happy to make the commitment to sew another 10-12 dresses.
So this past weekend, both groups got together, Devon's group in Oakland, CA and Toni's group in Plover, WI and they were a great start. NOW...you know what this means...I've got a lot of catching up to do! AND that I'll be busy sewing for the next couple of weeks so don't worry if you see fewer blog posts...just poke me here and say hello!
If you'd like to help in any way, please contact Devon directly to see what she needs in the way of donations for fabrics, sewing and/or funds to reach her goal of 80 Little Dresses for Africa. Thank you so much and be sure to tell her that Roberta sentcha ;)