Tuesday, 20 March 2012

First parcel to ECPAT Phils

Today I finally made it to AusPost to send Dress A Girl Australia's first parcel to Alice Jalland who is doing volunteer work for ECPAT Phils. Inside this parcel are 20 pillowcase dress kits including buttons, ribbons and laces.

Alice was introduced to me by my niece Danielle Naranjilla sometime in January who, like Alice, is doing volunteer work but for the Australian Red Cross in the Philippines. To make the story short (as it is now almost midnight) Alice loved Dress A Girl Australia and thought it was a very great idea to introduce sewing to the girls she was working with. She is going to use the pillowcase dress kits to teach the girls how to sew, develop a skill that will help them earn a living or prepare them for a brighter future. So here is the package that was sent today 
Since I could only find a small box which was enough to accommodate the 20 dress kits and based on my calculation it was cheaper to split the goodies into 2 parcels, another parcel (#2) will be posted this weekend and this second parcel will include 22 dresses to dress the girls Alice is working with 11 of which are I think living in ECPAT's temporary shelter. The girls' ages range from 9 to 15. Ten of them are in the elementary school and twelve are in high school. 

ECPAT Philippines' mission is to end child prostitution, child pornography and trafficking of children for sexual purposes. It is a global organization after the welfare of children. Philippines is one of the countries who is very actively involved in this mission. To know more about ECPAT Philippines, click on the link below -

If you want to help Dress A GIrl Australia in helping girls in need of support and assistance to make their lives a little bit better, you can help by donating pillowcases and/or fabrics to make into pillowcase dress kits. Even just one pillowcase can make a lot of difference to the world of these kids. 

For more information, please send email to dressagirlaustralia@gmail.com. For pillowcase donations, please send them to Dress A Girl Australia, P.O. Box 240, Casula Mall Casula NSW 2170. Thank you.

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