Saturday, 10 October 2020

Donation #1/2020 - Dress Donations from Esther

Due to the pandemic, i have decided not to make any dress distributions this year for health and safety reasons of the people who are responsible for distributing dresses. Hopefully things will be better in 2021.

But I would like to acknowledge a donation from Esther, a young student from Queensland who was taught by her grandma to make dresses and donated to Dress A Girl Australia. Sometime late last year (if I remember it right or was it early this year) her grandma actually sent me an email letting me know about her plan to teach Esther how to sew and asked if they could donate it to Dress A Girl Australia. Last week I finally received the dresses that Esther made.

These dresses will be distributed when everything more or less is back to normal and/or safe to make distributions. Thank you Esther for the dresses and a job well done. And thank you for your and grandma's postage donation. Much appreciated.

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Dress A Girl Australia's final statistics for the year 2019

It is time to post the 2019 stats for Dress A Girl Australia. Only a few dresses were distributed for the year. Total number of dresses distributed was 102, 75 totes and 57 undies. All the distributions were made in the Philippines when I travelled to Siargao in March and to the Young Focus non-profit organization in Tondo, Manila. Also donated were school supplies consisting of 200 notebooks and dozens of pens, pencils, erasers and sharpeners.

With the above 2019 distributions added to the grand total, below is a summary of Dress A Girl Australia's grand total distributions -

Total number of dresses (including kits and skirts) - 10,120
Total number of t-shirts/boys' sets - 1,129
Total number of shorts for boys only - 789

Thank you to  everyone who made these numbers possible. I hope to continue with the distribution in the future when everyone and everything around us becomes a little bit normal. Thank you.

Saturday, 9 May 2020

Happy Mother's Day everyone!

To all the mothers and grandmothers out there -- "to the world you might just be one person but to one person you might just be the world!" Happy Mother's Day! 
Enjoy your special day safely!

Sunday, 26 April 2020

For Sale : Pre-Owned Dress-Skirt Zip-Zippers - 50x

Pre-Owned. Good Value for money. Never been used Dress and/or Skirt Zip Zippers. 50x of various brands, sizes and types. Sizes include 15cm, 20cm, 30cm 40cm, 45cm, 50cm and 60cm. At $18.00 for the whole lot it just comes out about 40 cents per zip zipper. Plus postage of $12.45 for the bundle.
Click on any of the images above to check it out and make a purchase. Proceeds from the sale of this bundle of zippers will be donated to Dress A Girl Australia to help pay for the cost of distributing dresses to disadvantaged children anywhere in the world". Thank you.

Monday, 23 March 2020

Want to make a difference?

For those in the USA who wants to help make a difference at this time, here is an information that I found which may be of interest to anyone. Just click on the link below for more information. Be safe everyone and please help flatten the curve.

Thank you.

Monday, 30 December 2019

Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous new year!

"A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, need less, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot and realize how blessed you are for what you have."

Monday, 23 December 2019

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Christmas Cookies and Holiday Hearts, that’s the way the Holiday Starts! Merry Christmas one and all!

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Donate your Data

Do good with your data. Donate your data and power the potential of young Australians in need if you are with Optus postpaid or prepaid. Since it is Christmas, a season of giving I have decided to donate 5GB of my data this month. Might donate more of my unused data towards the end of my billing period.
You too can do the same and make a difference to a young Australian. Help spread the word.

Sunday, 1 December 2019

Not accepting donations at this time

I am not accepting donations of dresses at this time because I am currently selling my house and moving later on. Next distribution of dresses when I have finally settled in to a new place will be posted on this page for everyone's information. Thank you.

Saturday, 23 November 2019

Points Donation to make a Difference

It is time to put to good use frequent flyer points that are about to expire. So I donated 1000 points I earned from flying Cebu Pacific Airlines to the Points For Good program of Unicef Philippines.
These points will provide at least 4 undernourished children one full day of supplements and help these kids in the crucial first 1000 days of their lives. So if you have any frequent flyer points earned and are about to expire and you do not think you will ever be able to redeem it for yourself, check if the airline where you earned your points supports a Unicef program that makes a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and donate your points. It feels great just knowing that you can make a difference to a life of a child even for just a day.

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Sewing Box for Sale - This item is now sold.

This item is now sold. Thank you.
This sewing box was given to me by a lady who used to sew dresses for Dress A Girl Australia. She died a few years ago and made a request to her daughter to donate all her sewing stuff including fabrics to Dress A Girl Australia. All the fabrics that I have received have already been made into dresses by me and were included in the several distributions I have made. I found this box again last week when I was sorting boxes and cleaning my garage and have decided to put it up for sale so it can be put to good use. Proceeds will go to the Dress A Girl Australia distribution fund. So if there is anyone interested to own a sewing box this is for sale for $10.00 plus postage of $18.95. It is also available for pickup if you want to save on postage (although you will not be able to save on petrol if you do not live nearby.) 

 It is a vintage sewing box as I think this is more than 20 years (well, I had it for almost 5 years now) but is made of very sturdy plastic and still looks new. I had it well kept in a box. It is a  Lincraft Brand. Comes with a lift out storage tray inside. Tray has compartments for threads, buttons and other small items and a larger section below for bulkier fabrics and projects.  Measures approximately 36cm x 24cm x 20cm. 

If you are interested on this sewing box, you can send me a message for further enquiries or you can click on any of the images above or click 'Buy' to make a purchase. Your purchase will help make a difference to a life of at least one child. Thank you.

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