Friday, 12 January 2018

Feedback Dress Distribution #118 - Christmas for Kenya

The parcel for kenya which had about 13 dresses only were delivered by my niece in Kibera in Kenya which is the largest slum area in the world. Since there were only 13 dresses I told her to give it to the most deserving disadvantaged kids and she decided that Kibera was the place to be. Since the place was very very big and she only had 13 dresses she decided to give it to a women's organisation which looks after the place. Here is our conversation regarding the dresses -
No pictures of the 13 dresses being handed to the children but she took pictures of the slum area.

I think it was a good idea to give the dresses to the women's organisation as they had a better idea as to who should be receiving them. I know how difficult it is to give dresses especially if you have not made a previous arrangement you do not know where to go so my heartfelt thanks to my niece for finding the time to find a place to deliver the parcel. Much appreciated.

Feedback Dress Distribution #116 - Christmas for South Africa Parcel #1

I received an email today from Joan Adams of Morning Star South Africa that the first parcel I sent to her last Dec 2017 has arrived safely.
Many thanks to Joan for letting me know. Now am ready to send to her the second parcel.

Monday, 8 January 2018

Sponsor Dresses for 2018 Distribution

A new year! A new dress! Sponsor a dress and/or boys' clothes for distribution in 2018.  New items for sponsorships will be added soon but there are still several choices left such as this two sets of 4-year-old boys clothes'  with undies which you can sponsor for $20.00 -
or these 3 peasant dresses with undies for girls aged between 6-8 which you can sponsor for $25.00 -
or maybe you would prefer a school dress kit to help an 8 year-old disadvantaged girl prepare herself for a new school year. For $12.00 you get to include school supplies with a new dress and undie -
Click on any of the images above to check them out and sponsor! Let us make this world a better place in 2018 and your sponsorship will definitely be a big help towards that goal. Thank you.

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Feedback Dress Distribution #111 - Christmas Distribution for Sri Lanka

I have been advised that the dresses Dress A Girl Australia donated to Network Heaven to be included in their 2017 Christmas Distributions in Sri Lanka have now been distributed. Because the dresses, t-shirts, pairs of shorts for the boys, undies, totes, exercise books and school supplies were just a part of a very big and major distribution of the Network Heaven organization in Sri Lanka, I do not think I will be able to manage to share specific pictures of the dresses to the donors but please click on the link below that will take you to their facebook page where pictures have been posted. Thank you.

Dress A Girl Australia is happy to support disadvantaged kids in Sri Lanka through Network Heaven.

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

2017 Statistics - Dress A Girl Australia

This is Dress A Girl Australia's Distribution statistics for 2017. In total since 2011, I have provided 9,543 dresses for girls, 1908 boys' shorts, 1091 t-shirts, 149 quilts and 27 leggings. For the year 2017, I have distributed 267 dresses only, 10 pairs of shorts for boys and 31 t-shirts plus 91 totes.
Distributions were made to the Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Peru, Pakistan and South Africa. Thank you to all the dress donors and dress sponsors for making the numbers for 2017 possible and for the dress sponsors for helping make the distribution possible.

Monday, 1 January 2018

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Christmas Gift Suggestions by Oren Arnold

To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect.” 

~ Oren Arnold

Friday, 22 December 2017

Dress Distribution #118 - For the children of Kenya to be handcarried by my niece

By the time you read this article these dresses are on their way to Kenya. Today my niece and family are leaving for Kenya and she will be taking with her the parcel below of 13 dresses to distribute to the lucky 13 disadvantaged kids in Nairobi -
and here are the 13 dresses in the parcel -
made possible by the following donors and sponsors -
1) Dress A Girl Australia
2) Elaine Klein
3) Colleen Mundt
4) Lyn Granger
To see individual images of the dresses included in the distribution, please click  on the image above or click here
Thank you to the donors of this distribution and my heartfelt thank you to my niece, Samantha for handcarrying the 2 parcels of 13 dresses.  Thank you for making a difference to the lives of at least 13 girls in Kenya, 13 lucky girls this Christmas. Much appreciated.

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Dress Distribution #117 - For the children of South Africa Parcel #2 - Dec 2017

I will be sending a second parcel of 32 dresses to the children of South Africa but this will be posted in early Jan 2018 when there are less activities in both post offices of Australia and South Africa. Also, I am waiting for the first parcel I sent to be cleared at customs by Joan Adams of Morningstar Childrens Foundation of Welkom. The package has arrived yesterday but it needs clearance and it might take awhile. Once the first parcel has been cleared, this second parcel below will go.
and here are the 32 dresses in the parcel -
made possible by the following  dress donors and sponsors-
1) Year 8 students of Berkeley Vale High School
2)  Jody Clooney
3)  Yvonne Henderson
4) Monika Osvald
5) Year 8 students of St St George Girls High School of Kogarah 
To see individual images of the dresses in the parcel, click on any of the images above or click here
Thank you to the donors and sponsors for your generous donation especially to the Year 8 students of Berkeley Vale High School under the guidance of their school adviser Katrina Hill for raising the amount of $50.00 to help with the cost of sending the dresses to South Africa. It is much appreciated. Thank you.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Donation #9 - Donated by the Year 8 students of Berkeley Vale High School NSW

The last parcel for the year has finally arrived sewn and donated by the Year 8 students of the Berkeley Vale High School of NSW under the guidance of Katrina Hill.
Thank you to the Year 8 students most especially to Katrina Hill their adviser for helping these students make a difference to the lives of at least 15 disadvantaged kids. Thank you. Much appreciated.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Handmade Tote Bags Fundraising Drive Sale

If anyone is still looking for gifts to give this weekend, check out my handmade totes made from premium quality fabrics and fully lined with same fabric as the bag. For the everyday tote, it sells for $22.00 
and for the Christmas-themed totes, it sells for $20.00
All the fabrics used are from my personal collection. I thought it is time to use them and what better way to use them than these totes to help raise funds for Dress A Girl Australia. Check them out by a click on any of the two images above and they are also available in my shop in Dress A Girl Australia's facebook page.

Triple dresses sponsored by Jody

These three dresses were sponsored by Jody Clooney today. Proceeds from the sponsorship of these dresses will be donated to the Christina Noble Childrens Foundation's Clean Water tank project in Vietnam.
It is not too late yet and there are still lots of dresses left for sponsorship. Come on Board. Make a difference to the lives of these families in Vietnam before the year 2017 ends. To check out these dresses for sponsorship, click on the link below -

Monday, 18 December 2017

3 Dresses added to my Dress Sponsorship Program

It was too hot and uncomfortable to be going out this weekend I decided to sew peasant dresses instead. And here are the three dresses I did and added to my Dress Sponsorship Program.
For $12.00 you can sponsor any of these dresses and help raise postage funds for Dress A Girl Australia's dress distribution to disadvantaged kids in 2018. Click on the image above to check them out and sponsor a dress. Help make a difference to a life of at least one child with your sponsorship.

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Sharing the spirit of Christmas. Celebrate.

this is a nativity set i made in 2009 which is made of fabric and i only take it out from its box every year at christmas time and for the next 16 days only it is on display at my house so am also displaying it on this page to celebrate and share the spirit of Christmas.