Thursday, 29 October 2015

Dress Distribution #98/1B - 12/2015 - Project Philippines Christmas 2015 Distribution

These 2 parcels are the second batch of dresses(Parcel 1B) for Christmas distribution in the Philippines. A total of 191 dresses, 25 boys' clothes and about 8 packs of girls' undies scheduled for pickup this coming Sunday to start its journey for 216 disadvantaged kids.
These are the parcels -
and these are the contents of the parcels -
made possible by the following donors and sponsors -
1) Gaylene Herrmann
2) Ann Johnson
3) Laura Whitehead
4) Lyn Granger
5) Betty Barett and Betty Paull
6) Marion Whiteley
7) Monika Osvald
8) Julie Gowen
9) Yvonne Henderson
10) Elaine Klein
11) Colleen Mundt
12) Pam Kerry and Anne Pidgeon
13) Year 10 Textile Technology class of Picnic Point High School c-o Teriesa Thompson/Cheryl Wardrop
14) Tranquility Crafts of Moonee Ponds
15) Dress A Girl Australia

For individual and larger images of the dresses, please click here

Thank you  to all the sponsors and donors who made this second Christmas parcel possible for the disadvantaged kids of the Philippines. Your kindness and generosity is much appreciated. Thank you.

Batch 4 Donated dresses for the month of October

These are the last parcels received for the month of October and closes the collection for Project Philippines Parcel 1B (Dress Distribution #98 for Christmas Distribution)
1) A parcel of 5 dresses from Lyn Granger -
 2) A parcel of 16 dresses from Pam Kerry and Anne Pidgeon -
 3) A parcel of 14 dresses from the Year 10 Textiles Technology students of Picnic Point High School under the guidance of Teriesa Thompson and Cheryl Wardrop -
 4) A parcel of 66 dresses from the Tranquility Crafts of Moonee Ponds in collaboration with Millhouse Collections -
These collections brought a total of 191 dresses, 25 boys' clothes and packs of undies for the second parcel of dresses for Project Philippines for Christmas distribution.

Thank you to all the donors of these dresses. Thank you for your kindness and generosity. It is much appreciated.

Monday, 26 October 2015

Christmas Fabric Picture Cards now on Sale!

WIth Christmas fast approaching, I have made available some of my Christmas Fabric picture cards. They are pictures and/or images printed on 100% cotton and fitted inside window cutouts. Most cards, if not all, have blank inside panels for personalized messages. Some cards are one of a kind and in limited supplies for some. They come with matching envelopes for easy sending or gift-giving. Normaly they sell for $2.75 but for this Christmas season each card sells for a $1.50 plus postage of $.70.

Check them out with just one-click of the mouse on the image below and make a purchase if there is anything you like. Proceeds from the sale goes to a very worthwhile cause.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Feedback on Project Soibada Construction Project supported by my Dress Sponsorship Program

A few images of the currently going-on construction project (Guesthouse and Training Centre Facilities) of the Pittwater Friends of Soibada which is a non-profit organization based in Avalon NSW and being supported in a very small way by my Dress Sponsorship Program. For $10.00 you get to help complete this construction project and make a difference to the people of the Soibada community in Timor Leste and at the same time provide a new dress to a disadvantaged child. 
As of today, I have raised the amount of $610.00 (that is 61 more dresses that I have sewn for disadvantaged kids) and remitted to the Pittwater Friends of Soibada. With your help to make a difference, we can do more by sponsoring more dresses especially this Christmas.To sponsor a dress, all you have to do is click on the link below -
Please make sure you provide your correct email address for your tax receipt. Thank you.

For larger and individual images of the construction going on, please click here.

Second and Final Cut-off Date for Christmas Distribution

The second parcel (Dress Distribution #98/1B) is now officially closed and parcel will be sent at the end of this month of October.

The last and final cut-off date of dresses for Christmas distribution is Friday, 27th of November. Please make sure all your parcels are posted at least a week before cut-off to make it to my postal box on Friday,27th of Nov. These dresses will need to be sent-off at the end of the month of November to meet the deadline of the freight company which is Dec 4. I need time to sort and pack so please be guided accordingly.

Year 10 Textiles Technology class is making a difference and are proud of it

These girls from Year 10 Textiles Technology class of Picnic Point High School in Sydney have taken great pride in their work and very excited that they are helping make a difference.
Dress donations have been made by the following students: Monique A, Aqueelah, Isabelle, Naomi, Jade, Emily, Ellen, Audrey, Brianna, Jaimie, Perri, Tess, Monique B, Dian and Tarra with assistance from T.Thompson & C.Wardrop.
The dresses that were made by these group of students will be acknowledged separately once received.

Feedback Distribution - Dress Distribution #91/1A Project Soibada Timor Leste

Here are A few pictures I downloaded from Tamara Harding's album (of Pittwater Friends of Soibada, a non-profit organization based in Avalon NSW) showing distribution of a few dresses to the girls at an orphanage in Salau (Distribution #91/1A - 10/2015 - Project Soibada Timor Leste). More pictures will be published once they are available.


To see larger and individual images of the above, please click here.

Thank you to all the donors for making this distribution possible.

Batch 2 Sponsored Dress for the month of October

For this week I received one dress sponsorship from Lyn Granger. This dress will be included in the Christmas distribution (Project Philippines) and the proceeds from the sponsorship has been remitted to the Pittwater Friends of Soibada, a non-profit organization based in Avalon NSW to help in their construction projects in Soibada Timor Leste.
Thank you to Lyn for supporting my Dress Sponsorship Program. It is much appreciated.

Batch 3 Donated dresses for the month of October

With the first cut-off date for donating dresses happening last Friday, more dresses were received for Project Philippines - Christmas distribution. These clothes together with the other items received in previous weeks are scheduled for send-off at the end of this month of October.
1) A parcel of 6 dresses and 18 pairs of boys' shorts from Betty Barrett and Betty Paull -
 2) A parcel of 13 dresses from Marion Whiteley -
 3) A parcel of 9 dresses from Gaylene Herrmann
 4) A parcel of 5 dresses from Julie Gowen -
 5) A parcel of 4 dresses, 6 leggings and 9 boys' t-shirts from Monika Osvald
 6) A parcel of 7 boys' t-shirts/shorts set and 7 dresses from Yvonne Henderson -
7) A parcel of 15 dresses and 3 packs of girls' undies from Elaine Klein - 
8) A parcel of 14 dresses and 2 packs of girls' undies from Colleen Mundt - 
Thank you to all the donors for their wonderful donations. Thank you for your kindness and generosity. It is much appreciated.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

First cut-off date and guidelines on dresses reminder

This Friday is the first cut-off date for dresses to be distributed in December. Can I PLEASE remind everyone to PLEASE follow the guidelines in making dresses especially when it comes to fabric materials to use. If you can see your hand through the fabric then it is either you put a lining or not use the fabric to make a dress at all. Thank you.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Acknowledgement of parcel sent to Mbale Uganda in July 2015

Received this email today and a few pictures from Anne Wandendaya, Mbale Uganda acknowledging receipt of parcel of dresses sent last July 2015 for the kids of Mbale community -
To see larger images of the parcel acknowledgement, please click here. For a larger and readable version of the acknowledgement email, click here.

Thank you to Anne for finding the time to acknowledge parcel.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Batch 2 Donated dresses for the month of October

A total of 21 dresses were received this week thanks to the kindness and generosity of the following donors.
1) A parcel of 5 dresses from Pamela Thompson. These dresses were included in the first parcel sent in advance for Christmas distribution to the Philippines 3 days ago.
 2) A parcel of 7 dresses from Gaylene Herrmann -
 3) A parcel of 6 dresses from Ann Johnson -
4) A parcel of 3 dresses from Laura Whitehead - 
The last 3 parcels above will be allocated to the second parcel also bound for the Philippines at the end of this month for Christmas distribution.

My thanks to the donors for supporting this campaign. Thank you for your kindness and generosity. Much appreciated.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Dress Sponsorship Program and Buy a Brick - Build my Future

As of today, through my Dress Sponsorship program, I have raised $550.00 and provided 55 more dresses to disadvantaged kids. Through your kindness and generosity, we can double, triple or generate more and end the year 2015 making a difference with a big bang to the lives of disadvantaged kids and a community. 

For $10.00, you can sponsor a dress for a disadvantaged kid this Christmas and at the same time support the development and education projects of the Pittwater Friends of Soibada (non-profit org based in Avalon NSW) in the community of Soibada, Timor Leste. All you have to do is click on the link below -


** Dresses will only be provided if you sponsor a dress through my Sponsorship Program. Anyone can still donate $10.00 directly to the Pittwater Friends of Soibada but no dress will be matched against your $10.00 donation. Please make sure you provide your correct email address as this will be used to send your tax receipt only. Thank you. ****

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Dress Distribution #98/1A - 12/2015 - Project Philippines Christmas 2015 Distribution

With 205 dresses and 9 boys' clothes, I have decided to seal the first parcel for Christmas distribution. This parcel(1A) will be picked up tomorrow for delivery to the Philippines ahead of the first cut-off date of 23-Oct-2015 to give me more ample time to plan, sort and organize the next batch of dresses that will be available for distribution. As published earlier, this is parcel 1A -
and these are the contents of the parcel (205 dresses and 9 boys clothes) -
made possible by the following sponsors and donors -
1) Betty Paull and Betty Barrett
2) YWCA Patchwork Group Broken Hill NSW 
3) Kaye Hardman
4) Denise Scott
5) Guides Qld Aspley District TNT Guides (c-o G Keating & L Fossey) 
6) Lesley Kroese
7) Di Menzel
8) Christine Caputo
9) Sewing group (Erina Hobbysew Store) organized by Monica Poole of Monica Poole Designs in collaboration with Millhouse Collections.
10) Patchwork Angel
11) Raye Weinthal
12) Jac Dow
13) Anne McGinnes
14) Ana Carvalho
15) Sarah Macraild
16) Sue Bertozzo
17) Monika Osvald
18) Pamela thompson
19) Dress A Girl Australia

For individual and larger images of the dresses, please click here. This link will take you to the album that will display all 205 dresses and 9 boys clothes. These clothes will be on their way to Manila Philippines tomorrow, 14th of October, 2015.

Thank you  to all the sponsors and donors who made this first Christmas parcel possible for the disadvantaged kids of the Philippines. Your kindness and generosity is much appreciated. Thank you.

Sending first parcel for Christmas

The box is too full and very heavy with 205 dresses and 9 boys clothes I have decided to send the box in advance (ahead of first cut-off date) so I can do proper budgeting.
For those who are starting to look for christmas gift ideas, still have lots of good books and magazines, Betty Alderman patterns for sale at my Dress A Girl Australia e-shop. Soon I will be updating it with new Christmas cards for sale.

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Feedback Distribution - Dress Distribution #88/1B Project CDO Philippines 09/2015

Here are some pictures taken from the dress distribution made in CDO Philippines two days ago. These dresses were from the Project CDO Cabaraban (Dress Distribution #88/1B - 09/2015) sent last month. Distribution was made to kids attending the local elementary school of the community of Balubal. 


 And here is a picture with the boys (last row on the side) with their new boys' clothes -
and a mini video of the kids from the community thanking the donors and sponsors for their new clothes -
video

For larger versions and individual images of the distribution, please click here.

Thank you to all the sponsors and donors of the dresses who made this distribution possible and to Sally Sanchez and group for making it happen. Thank you.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Batch 1 Sponsored Dresses for the month of October

Not only did I receive donated dresses this week but also had sponsored dresses from two generous donors. The dresses will be allocated to the disadvantaged kiddies in the Philippines this Christmas and proceeds from the sponsorships have been donated to the Pittwater Friends of Soibada based in Avalon NSW to help in their construction projects in Soibada Timor Leste. With these sponsorships, as of today, I have raised a total of $550.00.
1) Sponsorships from Ana Carvalho -
2) Sponsorships from Sue Bertozzo -
Thank you so much to Ana and Sue for supporting my Dress Sponsorship Program. Thank you for your kindness and generosity for helping make a difference to the lives of the people in the community of Soibada Timor Leste. It is very much appreciated.

Batch 1 Donated dresses for the month of October

With Christmas fast approaching and the cut-off date for the first batch of dresses to be sent off for Christmas distribution, parcels are starting to arrive. Here are the first three parcels received for the month of October -
1) A parcel of 5 dresses from Anne McGinnes -
2) A parcel of 5 dresses from Sarah Macraild -
3) A parcel of 7 dresses and 5 pairs of shorts from Denise Scott -
All these dresses and pairs of shorts will be allocated to Dress Distribution #98 - 12/2015 - Project Philippines - Christmas Distribution.

Thank you to Anne, Sarah and Denise for the wonderful donations. Thank you for your kindness and generosity. It is much appreciated.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

First Cut-off Date for Christmas Distribution

Just a friendly reminder of the first cut-off date for Project Philippines for Christmas distribution is the 23rd of October. Dresses that make it to this cut-off will be sent to the distributors by Sunday, 1st of November. Thank you.