Tuesday, 26 July 2016

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For $10.00 check out Dress A Girl Australia's Dress Sponsorship Program and sponsor! 
All dresses and pairs of shorts for the boys in my Dress Sponsorship Program have been sewn by me as my way of making a difference in this world. 
Sewing....one dress....for one kid at a time!

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Feel like doing something awesome and great today?

Do something awesome today by sponsoring a dress for a 5-year-old girl and at the same time make a few disadvantaged kids happy with a great meal for a day! All you have to do is click on the dress below -
Thank you!

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Parcel on its way

The two parcels for Dress Distribution #102 were picked up this morning and are now on their way to the Philippines for distribution.
Thank you to everyone who made this distribution possible.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Dress Distribution #102 - Project School Starter Collection (Philippines) - 07/2016

This is my fourth distribution happening in the middle of the year 2016 and will be sent to the Philippines to be distributed on my behalf and Dress A Girl Australia by Days for Girls Philippines. These two quite heavy parcels -
has 23 dresses for toddler distribution, 95 dresses, 1 girls shirt/shorts matching set -
and 26 boys matching sets for disadvantaged girls starting or who may have already started going to school last month. 
It also includes school supplies (41 Totes/School Bags, 93 Exercise Books, 200 Ballpens, 8 Pencil Cases, 12 Sharpeners and 8 rectangular/16 mini erasers) -
made possible by the following donors and sponsors -
1) Lyn Granger
2) Jacqueline Oudman
3) Monika Osvald
4) Joan Kelly
5) Prue Wilkinson
6) Lois French
7) Anne McGinnes
8) Dalby Baptist Craft & Fellowship Group 
9) Elaine Klein
10) Betty Barrett/Betty Paull
11) Sharyn Paull
12) K Borg
13) Toni Kirkpatrick
14) Jayne Hogan
15) Pat Burton
16) Ana Carvalho
17) Frances Cornish
18) Make and Learn Sewing Bee c/o Natascha Wettmarshausen 
19) Monique Naranjilla
20) Starshine Sun
21) Lesley Kroese
22) Dress A Girl Australia

For larger and individual images of this collection, please click here

Thanks a whole lot to all the donors and sponsors of this distribution. Thank you all for your kindness, generosity and support. It is much appreciated. These parcels will be sent off this weekend and am dedicating it to the most kind and compassionate person I have ever known - my Dad who is celebrating his birthday tomorrow.

If you want to help sustain this campaign of providing dresses to disadvantaged children and make a difference to their lives, please sponsor a dress by just one click on the link below. It could be the only dress they get to wear and/or call their own. Thank you.

Donation #14 - Project School Starter Distribution - Last Parcel

Today I received the final parcel with 4 dresses and a girls' t-shirt/shorts matching set to be included in Dress Distribution #102 from Lesley Kroese. 
Thank you Lesley for your donation. With the final parcel in, it now brings my final total for this distribution with 23 dresses for toddler distribution, 95 dresses, 1 girls shirt/shorts matching set and 26 boys matching sets. Now who would expect I would still be able to collect these much and thank you to all who donated, sponsored and helped make this distribution possible. Much appreciated.

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Donation #13 - Project School Starter Distribution - 12 more Exercise Books and 6 pens

I was doing some cleaning in my garage yesterday and consolidated some boxes so I have more space to move around when I found a plastic bag. Inside the plastic bag were these 12 exercise books and 6 ballpens and a docket in the amount of $4.00 dated 14-Sep-2014. I must have bought these items, placed it inside a box and forgot about it. 
These 12 books and 6 pens will be added to my School starter kit parcel Distribution #102. Wished I found more but these should be good enough to have a few more kids happy.

Saturday, 16 July 2016

200 kids - Happy for a day with a great meal!

Sponsor a dress and help support Project : Food Makes a Difference. For $10.00 and/or $12.00 you get to provide meals to a few disadvantaged children and at the same time provide a new clothing to another disadvantaged kid. All sponsored clothes will be distributed in a planned Christmas distribution. To sponsor, all you have to do is click on the image or on the "Dress Sponsorship Program" label 
below -
For more details on the Project : Food makes a Difference, click on the link below -
Let us make 200 disadvantaged kiddies happy for at least one day with a great meal. Thank you.

Friday, 15 July 2016

Dress Distribution #102 is now officially closed

Dress Distribution #102 - Project School Starter Kit collection is now officially closed. This collection has a total of 91 dresses which includes 23 for toddlers and 26 boys matching sets. Thank you to all who donated and sponsored dresses. Much appreciated.

Donation #12 - Project School Starter Distribution - 9 more dresses received

Today I received 9 more dresses including 3 sponsored for Dress Distribution #102. Proceeds from the 3 sponsored dresses goes to my ongoing Project : Food makes a Difference.
1) From Make and Learn students when they did a sewing bee late last year -
 2) Sponsored Dress by Monique S Naranjilla -
 3) A sponsored dress and a boys matching set from Starshine J Sun -
This brings my total to 91 dresses and 26 boys matching sets. Thank you to the donors for supporting this distribution. Much appreciated.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

New dresses for toddlers added to Dress Sponsorship Program

These dresses were added tonight to my Dress Sponsorship Program. For $10.00 you get to provide a new t-shirt/skirt set to a 4-year-old or a new pillowcase style of dress to a 2-year-old disadvantaged kids and at the same time support my new project : Food makes a Difference. 

To sponsor, just click on the image or on the Dress Sponsorship Program label below - 
Sponsored dresses will be included in the planned Christmas distribution. Thank you!

More dresses added to my Dress Sponsorship Program

More dresses and boys matching sets added to my Dress Sponsorship Program. Proceeds from sponsorship will go to my new Project : Food makes a Difference #1. To sponsor, all you have to do is click on the image or on the Dress Sponsorship Program label below. Proceeds goes to a very worthwhile cause and sponsored items will be included in the Christmas distribution. Thank you!
More dresses will be added for more options in the next few days.

Donation #11 - Project School Starter Distribution - Final parcels to be included in Dress Distribution #102

I am 2 days away from the cut-off date for Dress Distribution #102. Since I have not heard or received messages asking for postal details or advising me of parcels sent I will now assume that there are no more parcels in transit and what I have received below are  the last donations for this distribution. By this weekend I would have my parcels ready for sending. 
For the 3-day ending today 13-July - these are the donated dresses -
1) From Lyn Granger - 3 dresses and 2 boys matching sets
 2) From Jayne Hogan - 6 boys' matching sets and school bags and supplies
 3) From Pat Burton - 4 dresses
4) and ten dresses from Frances Cornish -
and the following are the sponsored dresses. Proceeds from the sponsorship goes to my new Project : Food makes a Difference #1 which will happen in Sept 2016 -
1) Two dresses from Ana Carvalho
2) One dress from Dress A Girl Australia -
3) and 2 dresses from Frances Cornish -
In total, as of today I have collected and/or received 83 dresses which includes 7 sponsored dresses, 23 dresses for toddlers and 25 boys matching sets which includes one sponsored set. I have also received and/or collected 41 school totes, 81 exercise books, 188 ballpens, 8 pencil cases, 12 sharpeners, 8 rectangular erases and 16 mini erasers.

Thank you to all the donors and sponsors of the above items. Thank you for supporting this campaign of providing dresses to disadvantaged kids. It is much appreciated.

Friday, 8 July 2016

Donation #10 - Project School Starter Distribution - 30 more dresses and 3 boys matching sets for the week ending 8-Jul-2016

For the past 4 days ending today 8-Jul-2016 more parcels arrived with 30 dresses and 3 boys' matching sets added to the Project School Starter Collection.
1) From K Borg -
 2) From the Dalby Baptist Fellowship and Craft Group -
 3) From Toni Kirkpatrick -
 4) And a sponsored dress from Sharyn Paull -
The above donations bring my total to 84 dresses of which 23 are for toddlers and 17 boys matching sets. Proceeds from the sponsored dress will be allocated to my new project : Food makes a Difference. For more details of this food project, please click here. To sponsor a dress, please click here.

Thank you ladies for your support of Dress A Girl Australia's campaign to provide dresses to disadvantaged kids. It is much appreciated.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Project Food makes a Difference

I am promoting again my Dress A Girl Sponsorship program to raise money to fund a special program I am undertaking in September 2016. The special program is going to feed 200 disadvantaged and malnourished kids between the ages of 3 to 8 in a remote area located in the southern part of the Philippines (about an 1-1/2 by plane from Manila). A group of volunteers from the community will prepare special meals for these kids when the town celebrates its fiesta. My target number of dresses that I hope will be sponsored is between 30 to 50 dresses. Any dresses sponsored today and up to the 15th of July, 2016 will be included in Dress Distribution #102 which is leaving my humble abode at the end of this month(July 2016). Any sponsored dresses after this date (15-Jul-2016) will be included in my planned Christmas distribution. 

Project Food makes a Difference #1 starts today and for $10.00 you can help make a day special for 200 kids and at the same time make a disadvantaged girl happy with a new dress. For a price of 3 cups of coffee, you can help make this project a success and help make this world a better place. Help make a difference with just one click of your mouse on the link below -
For any questions or more details on this program, please send me a message or email me at dressagirlaustralia@gmail.com. Thank you.

Postbox 240 now closed

Just to advise everyone that the postbox 240 I normally advised for everyone to send their parcels has now been closed. Please do not send anything to this postbox as I no longer rent it. For dress donations to Distribution #102 and any future dress collections, you will be advised where to send the parcels or you can send me a message at dressagirlaustralia@gmail.com. Thank you.

Monday, 4 July 2016

Donation #9 - Project School Starter Distribution - 20 dresses for the week ending 4-Jul-2016

Twenty more dresses were added to Dress Distribution Project School Starter Distribution bringing my to totalto 54 dresses, 14 boys t-shirts/shorts sets and school supplies which I have not counted yet. These parcels came from the following donors -
1) Sharyn Paull -
 2) Betty Barrett & Betty Paull -
3) Dalby Baptist Craft & Fellowship Group -
Thank you to Sharyn, Two Betty's and the members of the Dalby Baptist Craft & Fellowship Group for the dresses. Thank you for your support.

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Friendly reminder on deadline for Dress Distribution #102

Just a friendly reminder for Dress Distribution #102. Cut-off date is on Friday, 15th of July, 2016 which is about 15 days away. Please post your dresses on or before this due date as sometimes it takes more than a week for a parcel to be delivered. Please send message to dressagirlaustralia@gmail.com for postal details. Thank you. .

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Donation #8 - Project School Starter Distribution - T-shirts, Boys' Shorts and a Dress from Monika - 22-Jun-2016

Today I received a parcel of 20 t-shirts, 13 pairs of boys shorts and a dress from Monika Osvald. All these items including the t-shirts were sewn by her. I will be matching several of the t-shirts with pairs of shorts and include them in Distribution #102 my project for School Starter Distributions for disadvantaged boys.
Thank you so much to Monika for sewing all the t-shirts which helps a great deal in lowering the cost of clothing items to distribute especially for the boys, and the pairs of shorts and the dress. Thank you. Much appreciated.

Getting ready for 2 parcels to be sent off in July

Got 2 boxes from Bunnings last week and starting to pack parcels for Dress Distributions #102 and #104. These parcels will be sent off in July 2016 as scheduled.
Just a friendly reminder once again all dresses for Distribution (#102) must be received on or before the 15th of July 2016 which is about 3-1/2 weeks from now. Dresses for this collection must be between the sizes of 8 to 10 only. Parcels sometimes take a week to be delivered these days so if you are posting on the 15th of July, please send me a message at dressagirlaustralia@gmail.com and also for details of postal address. For more details on this active project collection and guidelines on dresses, please click on the link below -Thank you.  

Monday, 20 June 2016

5 Skirts for PNG Mini Collection

These 5 skirts from Kaylee Healy have been added to my PNG Mini Collection. These will be paired off with the 4 t-shirts previously donated and an additional t-shirt today by my sister.
1) 5 skirts from Haylee Kealy -
2) One t-shirt from my sister Joan Wolf -
Thank you to Kaylee and Joan for their donations. Much appreciated.

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Donation #7 - Project School Starter Distribution - 8 dresses for week ending 17-Jun-2016

For the week ending 17-Jun-2016, I received a parcel of 6 dresses from Lois French. Also, I sew 2 dresses to add up to this collection bringing my total for this project to 33 dresses and 1 boys' set. More dresses/boys set that I have sewn last week will be added to this collection as soon as I have taken pictures of them.
1) 6 dresses from Lois French -
2) 2 dresses sewn and donated by Dress A Girl Australia
Thank you to Lois French for the 6 more dresses she has sewn and donated. Much appreciated.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Friendly Reminder for Active Project Dress Distribution #102

Just a friendly reminder that dresses for this distribution (#102) must be between the sizes of 8 to 10 only. All dresses must be received on or before July 15, 2016. Parcels sometimes take a week to be delivered these days so if you are posting on the 15th of July, please send me a message. For more details on this active project collection and guidelines on dresses, please click on the link below -Thank you.  

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Feedback Dress Distribution #101 from Kijji Mission Kenya

Today I received from Jennifer Hughes-Bystrom of Kijji Mission, Kenya pictures of the distribution of dresses to the kids of the mission.


Please see below an email from Jennifer that came with the pictures - Sent: Sunday, 12 June 2016 2:58 AM
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Hi Gigi,
Our girls got the dresses yesterday. It also happened to be one of the girls birthdays. What a wonderful afternoon of giggles, singing and dancing around the classroom they all had. I was also able to bring some left over soccer uniforms from Matthew Flinders Anglican College on the Sunshine Coast for the boys. They were also delighted with their smart new clothes. Please thank all the ladies involved in your wonderful project. You all bring such unimaginable joy to our precious children here in Kenya.
Warmest  blessings,
Jennifer Hughes-Bystrom
http://www.springsofhopefoundation.org/FACEBOOK
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To see larger and individual images of the above including the email, please click here. My heartfelt thank you to Jennifer for giving me a change to make a difference to these kids and for sharing these beautiful pictures and also thank you to the donors who made this distribution possible. Much appreciated.

Donation #6 - Project School Starter Distribution - A parcel of 6 dresses for week ending 12-Jun-2016

For the week ending 12th of June, I received a parcel of 6 dresses from Anne McGinnes. These 6 dresses brings my collection total to 25 dresses and a t-shirt/shorts set for a boy.
Thank you to Anne for donating to this project.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Important Info for donating dresses

For those who are donating dresses, can you please put your dresses in a plastic bag before putting it inside a satchel to avoid getting wet if it rains. Sometimes the parcels are just dropped off inside the gate and if I dont see them at the end of the day , the dresses might get wet if it rains, Hope you all understand my predicament if the dresses get wet. Thank you,

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Uganda Parcels Sent

Today, I finally had the chance to go to the postoffice to send the two parcels of dresses and quilts to Uganda. 
These parcels should reached Uganda in 12 weeks. Thank you to those who donated the dresses and the quilts and most especially the donors who sponsored dresses from my Dress Sponsorship Program. Without their sponsorships, these parcels wouldnt have been possible. Thank you. Much appreciated.

If you want to help make a difference, why not sponsor a  dress and help raise funds for postage and distribution costs. All you have to do is click on the link below -

Monday, 30 May 2016

New Mini Collection - Dress Distribution #104 for PNG Orphans

I am starting a mini special collection for these six girls from Papua New Guinea. Thought this time I will provide them with long skirts and matching t-shirts to wear as tops. This way I am sure that the complete attire of t-shirt tops and skirt will be long and cover their knees and can last them for a while as they seem to grow so quickly. 

The t-shirts were donated by my sister Joan and the 2 skirts were fabrics donated by the Millhouse Collections. I still have four more t-shirts to match with skirts I am hoping that I will be able to sew when I have the time.  I will also include 30pcs of exercise books and few pencils and pens for their school supplies from my 2016 Education without Borders small collection to help a little with their education.
 If there is anyone who would like to donate a skirt, please send me a message at dressagirlaustralia@gmail.com. The skirt is simply made of 100% cotton fabric with elastic on the waist. I am sure these girls will treasure them.

** Update on 4 skirts : these has been taken. You can still help by donating a pair of school socks for these 6 girls. ****

Thank you.

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Donation #5 - Project School Starter Distribution - 2 parcels week ending 28-May-2016

For this week, I received two parcels with 6 dresses each from Prue Wilkinson and Lois French. These 12 dresses will be added to Dress Distribution #102 for Project School starter distribution.
1) From Prue Wilkinson -
2) From Lois French -
Thank you to Prue and Lois for supporting my campaign to provide dresses to disadvantaged kids. Much appreciated.

Monday, 23 May 2016

Donation #4 - Project School Starter Distribution - from Joan Kelly

This is donation #4 for the Project School Starter Distribution. A set of 6 dresses from Joan Kelly.
Below is a picture sent in by Joan with her granddaughter Annabelle who sewed one of the dresses.
Thank you to Joan and Annabelle for their donations.

Friday, 13 May 2016

New project open : Dress Distribution #102 - School Starter Distribution - 06/2016

Today I am opening a new project for Dress Distribution #102 - School Starter Distribution schedule for distribution in July 2016. 

Since this collection is for school-aged children, all dress sizes should be between the age of 8 to 10 (Size 8 to 10). If you are donating clothes for boys, sizes of t-shirts and/or pairs of shorts should also be between size 8 to 10.

There will be a maximum number of dresses that can be donated to this distribution due to a limit in the funds that will be used to pay for the cost of distribution.

For individuals, a maximum number of 6 dresses will be allowed.
For groups, a maximum number of 20 dresses will be allowed.

If you want to donate more than what is allowed, a donation of a gold coin ($2.00) per dress is needed to help pay for the cost of distributions as the parcel becomes more heavy.

Make sure that the dress guidelines are met and no flimsy materials are used. If you are using ribbons, do not use ribbons that are meant for gift-wrapping. I do not do repairs so please make sure you follow the guidelines.

Cut-off date for donations is Friday, 15th of July 2016.

If you are donating, please send an email to dressagirlaustralia@gmail.com for postal address. 

Thank you.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Dress Distribution #103 - 06/2016 - Project Uganda

This is my third dress distribution for the year. This parcel will be going to Mbale Uganda and hope to dress 25 less fortunate kids in this world.

Here is the parcel that contains 25 dresses -
and here are the contents of the parcel -
made possible by the following sponsors -
1) Megan Jones
2) Monika Osvald
3) Ana Carvalho
4) Marlene Van Zetten
5) Lyn Granger
6) Dress A Girl Australia

For larger and individual images of the 25 dresses on this collection, please click here

My heartfelt thanks to those who sponsored these dresses and help raised funds to pay for two dress distributions and an extra parcel for a quilt distribution. Thank you all for your kindness and generosity. It is much appreciated.

If you want to help make a difference to the lives of a few less fortunate kids anywhere in the world where financially possible, why not sponsor a dress. It will help me a little to sustain this worthwhile cause. All you have to do is click on the link below -

Quilt Distribution #1 - Project Uganda - 06/2016

With a few extra dollars left from funds raised from Dress Sponsorships, I am able to send six quilts to Mbale Uganda in addition to the 25 dresses. These 6 quilts are from previous years' donations.
Here is the parcel -
and here are the contents of the parcel -
made possible by the following donors and a couple of quilts whose donors I cannot identify as they have been sent without any notes at all -
1) Kathy Pfeiffer
2) Margaret Cheers
3) Shirley Bell
4) Annette Norley
5) Unidentified Donors

For larger and individual images of the six quilts on this collection, please click here

Thank you to the donors of the six quilts and my heartfelt thanks to those who sponsored dresses and help raised funds to allow me to distribute these quilts. Thank you all for your kindness and generosity. It is much appreciated.