Little dresses for Africa

PRESBYTERIAN SEWING LADIES  —  Ladies have been busy sewing “Little dresses for Africa”, which is a Christian organization, that provides relief to children in Africa. In the front from the left is Roma Lee Fuson and Jean Baringer. In the back is Pat Jones, Susan Carlbom, Barb Perry and Elsie Lamma.  I-O Photo by Pat Lee




A Michigan based non-profit group distributes hand-made dresses to orphanages, churches and schools in Africa.

The organization called Little Dresses for Africa is a Christian organization, which provides relief to the children of Africa. Simples dresses are made out of pillow cases, and distributed in Africa.

The organization began as a small group of women who started sewing simple little dresses, made out of pillowcases, for young girls throughout orphanages in Africa.

The effort continued to grow as groups of all sizes began springing up across America. The caring groups cross age, gender and denominational lines, and serve little girls.

To date, the organization has received dresses and donations from all 50 states across the United States, and received well over 500,000 little dresses, that have been distributed in 31 countries of Africa.

Little Dresses for Africa has been partnering with mission teams and travelers to get these dresses to the children who need them most. They’ve also sent dresses to countries in crisis, when requested, such as Honduras, Guatamala, Philippines, Cambodia, Mexico and thousands to Haiti.

In addition to other countries, they’ve sent dresses and now britches for boys, to children in need here in the United States.

The First Presbyterian Women (PW) have been busy sewing dresses made from pillowcases and material left over from their own projects. The PW join the world wide humanitarian effort.