Saturday, 18 April 2015

Mother's Day Specials

...to the world you might be just one person...but to one person you might just be the world....
Special items for the most special person in our lives. Mum. If there is anything that appeals to you, please make a purchase. Proceeds goes to a very worthwhile cause any mother would love.

1) Special Sewing books for mum for the special kids in her life. Make them handmades to make them more special. Books difficult to find and on special sale - To purchase, please click here or click on the image below -
2) If you want to make a difference in a different way, you can sponsor a dress. Special items any mother would love to have for her special kids. Sponsor a dress and make a mum from a disadvantaged location happy. To sponsor a dress, please click here or click on the image below -
Come back often to my Mother's Day special e-shop as more items are added. Thank you.

Donation Acknowledgement #17/2015 - For Vietnam Batch #2

Received the second batch of dresses this week for Project Vietnam from Pat Burton and Frances Cornish.
1) Parcel of 5 dresses and 5  small handmade dolls from Frances Cornish -
2) And a parcel of 5 dresses and boys and girls undies from Pat Burton. Each dress has been allocated one undie each -
Thank you so much to Frances and Pat for the wonderful donations and postage assistance. Much appreciated.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Reminders on fabric materials to use

Just a reminder on the type of fabric materials to use. It should only be cotton. Anything flimsy should not be used. These dresses are being washed in rugged environments and anything other than cotton will not last.

Any dress donations not meeting the quality requirements will not be included in any of the distributions. Thank you.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Special Package for Papua New Guinea

Every year I select deserving recipients of special events' presents. Last year I decided to give about 175 handmade Valentines' greeting cards to mothers who receives special meals from NSW Meals on Wheels. A hundred of these cards were made by me and the 75 donated. This year 2015 I thought the lady who spends full time taking care of the orphans of  BFO Orphanage in Mt Hagen Papua New Guinea deserves something special for Mother's Day, the event I have chosen to send something special. The dresses below which were made and donated by Monika Osvald were posted today and fingers crossed will get to Papua New Guinea in time for Mother's Day.
and the postage docket from Australia Post -
Thank you to Monika for the dresses and the skirt. You have just made one mother in this world feel special. Thank you.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Dress Collection projects currently going on

Projects currently running :
1) Project Uganda for 75 dresses. Deadline 6th of June 2015. Three dresses per donor.
2) Project Vietnam for 100 dresses. Deadline 20th of May 2015. Five dresses per donor.
3) Project Philippines for 100 dresses. Deadline 20th of May 2015. Five dresses per donor.

Please make sure quality rules on dresses are met. I know a lot, lot, lot are complaining about quality of dresses but please note that in order for these parcels to be worth all the time, effort and money spent on making sure these dresses reached their intended location, it is a must that guidelines are met. We need to make dresses that will last for a long time and not just a one-day-wear. 
Regardless of whether the number of dresses to be collected are met or not, distributions will proceed. I cannot sacrifice quality over quantity.

For any issues and concerns, please send an email to dressagirlaustralia@gmail.com. Thank you.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Donation Acknowledgement #15/2015 - For Project Uganda and PNG special parcel

This is the second batch of dress donations received for the month of April from the Caloundra Girl Guides c-o Nicole Parrott and Monika Osvald.
1) Three dresses allocated to Project Uganda from the Caloundra Girl Guides -
2) A parcel of 23 handmade boys' t-shirts and 3 girls' t-shirts, 2 dresses and a skirt from Monika Osvald. The two dresses and skirt will be sent to the mother of the kiddies of the BFO Orphanage in Papua New Guinea as a special gift for this coming Mother's Day.
Thank you to the Girl guides of Caloundra, Nicole Parrott and Monika for the dresses and the t-shirts and a special thank you to Monika for the special Mother
s Day gift.It is much appreciated. Thank you so much.

Sewing more dresses for Sponsorships and projects

Been away from my sewing machine for almost 3 weeks now. Starting this weekend until next weekend is sewing week. 15 t-shirt dresses for Vietnam and a dozen more dresses for sponsorship for Projects Vietnam and Philippines. 
Dresses for sponsorships will be made available by tomorrow night. Check them out and sponsor one if you like to make a difference by clicking on the link below -
Thank you.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Looking for ways to make a difference?

Are you looking for a way to make a difference in this world? Check out my options below -
1) Use the power of a handmade dress for a girl or a set of boys clothes for a boy to make a difference in a life of disadvantaged kid. Check out my Dress Sponsorship program. For the period April to June, proceeds from the sponsorship will be used to purchase additional school supplies to include in a fabric school bag kit for distribution in June. With three active project collections running until the end of May, now will be the best time to sponsor.
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To sponsor a dress with sleeves - click on the link below -
To sponsor boys clothes - click on the link below -

To sponsor a pillowcase style of dress for girls aged between 3 to 12 - click on the link below -
To sponsor a school-aged girl with school kit -
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Dress Sponsorships are great for those who do not sew or can sew but do not have the time and wants to make a difference in this world...with one small dress at a time!

2) Purchase any items from my handmade shop. Proceeds will help pay for the cost of sustaining this charity drive of dressing the disadvantaged kids around the world. I have two new items just posted - Click on the link below to check them out -

Teddy Bear in a Blanket with a pillow and a teddy bear quotes handmade book -
Mini Bunny in a clear case - big enough to play with but small enough to carry around
Check these items out. They are all fully handmade by me including the teddy bear quotes book. Great treasures to keep.

Collection for Dress Distribution #95 - 07/2015 - Project Uganda Parcel #1

Update to this collection as of 8:51PM - 2nd of April 2015.

Please note that if you can see your hand through the fabric material, then that means you are not using the right material to make a dress. The dresses that we make are supposed to make the girl wearing it more decent so please bear this mind when sewing a dress. We should be making dresses that the girls can outgrow and last longer for this could be the only dress they get to own and wear.

Any dresses found to be using flimsy materials and does not meet the quality required will not be included in any of the distributions.

Update to this collection as of 7:32PM - 2nd of April 2015.

Starting today, as previously indicated, I am opening the third project collection for the quarter. 

This album will hold 75 dresses donated to Dress A Girl Australia for allocation to Project Uganda Parcel #1 for July send-off. I still have not decided to which community in Uganda it will be going. I have 4 locations in mind but will decide where once the 75 dresses have been collected.

This project will run starting today 2-Apr-2015 up to the 31st of May to allow more time for sorting and packing before send-off in early July.

All parcels should be in Dress A Girl Australia's P.O. Box 240 Casula Mall Casula NSW 2170 by the 6th of June, 2015

Dress sizes between the sizes 6 to 12 and rules on quality need to be strictly followed. These dresses are washed in hard and rugged environment so quality preferably 100% cotton is required. A maximum of 3 dresses per donor only for this particular collection. Any financial assistance will be greatly appreciated. All donations need to have a proper name and email address included in the parcel before it can be included in the distribution. This is to avoid inconveniences.

For questions and concerns, please send an email to dressagirlaustralia@gmail.com

Collection for Dress Distribution #94 - 06/2015 - Project Philippines - Schoolyear 2015

Update to this collection as of 8:51PM - 2nd of April 2015.

Please note that if you can see your hand through the fabric material, then that means you are not using the right material to make a dress. The dresses that we make are supposed to make the girl wearing it more decent so please bear this mind when sewing a dress. We should be making dresses that the girls can outgrow and last longer for this could be the only dress they get to own and wear.

Any dresses found to be using flimsy materials and does not meet the quality required will not be included in any of the distributions.

Update to this collection as of 7:53AM - 2nd of April 2015.

I am starting my second collection for this quarter for 100 dresses for Project Philippines - Schoolyear 2015 for distribution in June-July in time for the opening of the new school year. Each dress contributed to this project will be allocated a fabric school kit which will include a few school supplies that will help a child get started for the new school year until my supplies will last. I have quite a list of public schools but I am only selecting one.

As usual a max of 5 dresses per donor as this parcel will be quite heavy due to the school supplies. As of this writing, there is a 90% chance that I may handcarry these items (especially if there is a long weekend sometime in June) and hand over to Norie Bordador and the group of missionaries who works with her in the distributions to save on shipment. 

Because these dresses are for school-aged kids, dress sizes should be between 6 to 12. Quality of material should be strictly followed. No flimsy materials as this is going to be a schooldress. Any financial assistance for postage will be greatly appreciated. All donations need to have a proper name and email address included in the parcel before it can be included in the distribution. This is to avoid inconveniences.

This project will run starting today 1-Apr-2015 up to the 15th of May to allow more time for sorting and packing .

All parcels should be in Dress A Girl Australia's P.O. Box 240 Casula Mall Casula NSW 2170 by the 20th of May, 2015.

For questions and concerns, please send an email to dressagirlaustralia@gmail.com

Collection for Dress Distribution #93 - 07/2015 - Project Vietnam is now open

Update to this collection as of 8:51PM - 2nd of April 2015.

Please note that if you can see your hand through the fabric material, then that means you are not using the right material to make a dress. The dresses that we make are supposed to make the girl wearing it more decent so please bear this mind when sewing a dress. We should be making dresses that the girls can outgrow and last longer for this could be the only dress they get to own and wear.

Any dresses found to be using flimsy materials and does not meet the quality required will not be included in any of the distributions.

Update to this collection as of 10:23AM - 1st of April 2015.

Questions have been raised as to why I am putting a maximum number of dresses that can be donated. This is because of the financial situation of Dress A Girl Australia. This is the only way I can sustain this campaign. Postage is getting expensive even the prices of the supplies I use to pack are increasing so your understanding is highly appreciated. If you have any issues/concerns, please send an email to dressagirlaustralia@gmail.com Thank you.

Update to this collection as of 8:36AM - 1st of April 2015.

Am opening a collection for Project Vietnam (Dress Distribution #93) starting today, 1-April and will run until the 15th of May, 2015. This will allow more time for myself to  sort and pack before handover to the group in early June.

Dresses are strictly with sleeves between the sizes of 6 and 12 and rules on quality need to be strictly followed. A maximum of 5 dresses or 5 boys clothes (T-shirt&pair of shorts) per donor only. Any financial assistance will be greatly appreciated. All donations need to have a proper name and email address included in the parcel before it can be included in the distribution. This is to avoid inconveniences.

All parcels should be in Dress A Girl Australia's P.O. Box 240 Casula Mall Casula NSW 2170 by the 20th of May, 2015

Guidelines on how to make dresses, please click here

For any questions and concerns, please send an email to dressagirlaustralia@gmail.com.
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For anyone who is looking for a way to make a difference please sponsor a dress or a set of boys clothes. For $10.00 each, you can change a life of a kid in Vietnam. 
Please click on the link below to check them out -

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To sponsor a dress with sleeves -

To sponsor boys clothes -

Boys Clothes


Proceeds from the Dress Sponsorship will be used to purchase additional school supplies for Project Philippines-Schoolyear 2015.

Thank you.


Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Feedback Dress Distribution #88-03/2015 - Project Cabaraban CDO Phils 07-Apr-2015

Sharing pictures taken from the dress distribution made last month made by Sally Sanchez and group in Barrio Kauswagan CDO Philippines. 
To see more pictures of the distribution and larger and individual images of the above, please click here. Thank you to Sally and the group for finding the time to make this distribution and for sharing the pictures. Much appreciated.

Monday, 6 April 2015

Feedback Dress Distribution #79 - Christmas 2014 Distribution Parcel 1E - Philippines

Sharing pictures taken from the dress distribution made last December 2014 (Christmas Distribution of Parcel 1D) made by Norie Bordador and her group at Roma Sur Enrile province of Cagayan Philippines.
To see more pictures of the distribution and larger and individual images of the above, please click here. Thank you to Norie and the group for finding the time to make this distribution and for sharing the pictures. Much appreciated.

Feedback Dress Distribution #79 - Christmas 2014 Distribution Parcel 1A&1B - Philippines

Sharing pictures taken from the dress distribution made last December 2014 (Christmas Distribution of Parcel 1A&1B) made by Norie Bordador and her group at Liwan Sur, Enrile province of Cagayan Philippines.
To see more pictures of the distribution and larger and individual images of the above, please click here. Thank you to Norie and the group for finding the time to make this distribution and for sharing the pictures. Much appreciated.

Feedback Dress Distribution #79 - Christmas 2014 Distribution Parcel 1C&1D - Philippines

Sharing pictures taken from the dress distribution made last December 2014 (Christmas Distribution of Parcel 1C&1D) made by Norie Bordador and her group at Bo Divisoria Enrile Cagayan.
To see more pictures of the distribution and larger and individual images of the above, please click here. Thank you to Norie and the group for finding the time to make this distribution and for sharing the pictures. Much appreciated.

Feedback - Dress Distribution #87 - 02/2015 - Mexico 06-Apr-2015

A happy Easter Monday everyone! Here is a message I received this morning from Mexico from a classmate (Ellen Occena) to whom I handed over 20 dresses which I handcarried to the US last month.
Dresses were given to the Casa de Jesus orphanage as shown on the pictures below -
To see larger and individual images, please click here. Thank you so much Ellen.

Friday, 3 April 2015

Re-sharing - Dress A Girl Australia Well now open for the community of Kalagi Uganda

Re-sharing especially for those donors who sponsored dresses, online shops and ebay customers, family and friends who helped make this mission possible - Dress A Girl Australia well. My heartfelt thanks to everyone.
For individual images of the pictures below, please click on the link below -
The album shows the individual images taken during the opening and handing over of the well to the people of Kalagi Uganda. Pictures courtesy of Hope-4-Kids International.

A dream I thought would not be possible but has happened and the best way to celebrate and share the spirit of Easter.

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Posted Saturday, 28-March-2015

The well that I have been fundraising for the community of Kalagi Uganda is now open and has been handed over to the community. Here are some images taken by Hope-4-Kids International during the opening and handing over of the well.
I want to thank all the donors who helped in contributing to the funds raised through dress sponsorships, purchases from my on-line shops and ebay, family, close friends and a few friends from Dress A Girl Australia. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You have helped restore hope to a village in Uganda through clean water. Thank you so much.
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Thursday, 2 April 2015

Donation Acknowledgement #14/2015 - For Project Philippines, Uganda & Vietnam Batch #1

These are the first batches of dresses received and allocated to the three active project collections namely for the Philippines, Vietnam and Uganda.
1) From Lorraine Walter allocated to Project Uganda -
2) From Dawny Bull allocated to Project Vietnam -
3) From Beatrys Fittler 5 of which are allocated to Project Philippines and 3 to Project Uganda -
4) From L Brown allocated to Project Uganda -
5) From Diane Ware 5 of which are allocated to Project Philippines and 1 to Project Uganda -
Thank you to all the ladies who donated these dresses. Much appreciated for your kindness and generosity.

Project Vanuatu parcel has been sent - 02-Apr-2015

The parcel for Project Vanuatu has been sent today to Fran Luckey (QLD) who is coordinating the send-off of the dresses to its final destination (Vanuatu).
To see a larger version of this image, please click here.

Thank you Fran for giving us the opportunity to make a difference in Vanuatu. Much appreciated.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Dress Distribution #92 - 04/2015 - Project Vanuatu

This is the final parcel of 50 dresses for Project Vanuatu. This parcel will be sent to Fran Luckey who is coordinating the sending of this parcel along with other stuff to Vanuatu.
Here is the parcel of 50 dresses -
and here are the contents of the parcel -
made possible by the following donors and dress sponsors -
1) Inspired Peel Sewers
2) Beatrice Fittler
3) Lynette Granger
4) Christine Caputo
5) Dawny Bull
6) Lorraine Walter
7) Anna Collett
8) Toni Kirkpatrick
9) Pam Thompson
10) Frances Cornish
11) Monika Osvald
12) Lynne Stupple
13) Maureen O'Brien
14) Rosina Perrin
15) Jayne Hogan
16) Millhouse Collections (sewn by Dress A Girl Australia)
17) Dress A Girl Australia

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

Thank you to all the donors of this distribution and my heartfelt thank you to those who helped raised postage for this parcel. Thank you all for your kindness and generosity. It is much appreciated. 

A wholehearted thank you as well to Fran Luckey for giving us the opportunity to help the disadvantaged kids in Vanuatu and most especially at this time after the country was hit by a cyclone. Thank you so much Fran.

Donation Acknowledgement #13/2015 - For Project Vanuatu Batch #3

These are the final donations made for Project Vanuatu that needs to be acknowledged. This completes the 50-Dress Collection for this project.
1) From Maureen O'Brien -
 2) From Rosina Perrin -
 3) and from Jayne Hogan -
Thank you so much Ladies for your kindness and generosity. It is much appreciated.

All 50 dresses are now ready to be packed and send to Fran Luckey who will coordinate the sending of these dresses to Vanuatu. 

Sponsored Dresses for the month of March Batch #2

These are the final dresses sponsored for the month of March 2015 and have been allocated to a few distributions scheduled for the first six months of 2015 -
1) From Kaylee Healy -
 2) From Kirrily Burton -
 and I thought I would sponsor three dresses myself and use the money to purchase additional school supplies for distribution in June.
Thank you so much to Kaylee and Kirrily for sponsoring these dresses, for your kindness and generosity. It is much appreciated.

Last but not the least, the following batch of dresses were added in my on-line shop for sponsorships -
If you want to make a difference and change a life through a new dress, please sponsor one of my dresses. To sponsor, please click here.

Monday, 30 March 2015

Feedback from Parcel sent to PNG

The parcel I sent to Papua New Guinea about 3 weeks ago has been received and acknowledged by Aunty Rosa. Thank you for letting me know.

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Parcel picked up yesterday without name - For everyone's info - pls read!

I picked up a parcel yesterday with a return address of Ware, Currimundi 4551 which I think comes from QLD. May I please ask the sender to identify herself by sending me a message at dressagirlaustralia@gmail.com? This is to avoid inconveniences and complications that I am trying to avoid may or may not happen regarding your donation. So PLEASE help by letting me know who you are. I will put your donation on hold and not include in any distributions. Looking forward to hearing from you. 
Also, for future donors, please make sure that you write your full name or email address on a piece of paper if you do not want to write your return address on the satchel. Thank you.

Dress A Girl Australia Well now open for the community of Kalagi Uganda

The well that I have been fundraising for the community of Kalagi Uganda is now open and has been handed over to the community. Here are some images taken by Hope-4-Kids International during the opening and handing over of the well.
Pictures courtesy of Hope-4-Kids International
For larger and individual images, please click here

I want to thank all the donors who helped in contributing to the funds raised through dress sponsorships, purchases from my on-line shops and ebay, family, close friends and a few friends from Dress A Girl Australia. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You have helped restore hope to a village in Uganda through clean water. Thank you so much.

And here some communications from Hope-4-Kids International leading up to the opening and handing over of the well to the people of Kalagi Uganda.
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14-Mar-2015 - Kalagi, Uganda - Your well is open
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4-Mar-2015 - Kalagi, Uganda - Your well is finished!
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Status of Sponsored Dresses as of 27-Mar-2015

Just to give an update on status of all sponsored dresses since 1-Jan-2015 - 
1) 94 dresses were sponsored including 10 boys clothes
2) 63 sponsored dresses were distributed in the months of Feb and Mar 2015. Click on the link below to see where they have been distributed -
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3) 31 dresses are allocated but waiting for send-off/distributions. Except for the Vietnam allocation, the other two groups will be handcarried by me to the Phils sometime in June and Uganda to be confirmed. Click on the link below to see where these sponsored dresses are going -
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4) I have 15 dresses and 8 boys clothes waiting for sponsorships at $10.00 each. I will be making more to raise money to purchase school supplies for distribution in June 2015- Click on the link below to sponsor a dress -
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If you want to make a difference and sponsor any of the items above, please make sure that you click on the link above and click on the dress or boys clothes you want to sponsor so it is processed and documented well to avoid inconveniences. Thank you.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Calling out for dress donations for Project Vanuatu (Dress Distribution #92-04/2015)

Update to this callout as of 7:25pm - 26th of March.

Just a friendly reminder to the ladies who committed dresses for Project Vanuatu. I think the deadline is the 31st of March which is fast approaching. If you can please send as soon as possible or if not able to make it to please let me know so I can find the time to make the dresses. MIght be away on a business trip mid-April so I want to make sure that I have all dresses before then. If there are any issues, please leave a message here or send an email to dressagirlaustralia@gmail.com. Thank you.

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Update to this callout as of 10:55pm - 14th of March.

Hi everyone, I have officially closed the call-out for 50 dresses for Project Vanuatu. Thank you so much for the overwhelming response but unfortunately the number of dresses has to stop at 50. Thank you to the following donors who committed to 3 dresses each - Monika Osvald, Frances Cornish, Toni Kirkpatrick, Pamela Thompson, Jayne Hogan, Maureen O'Brien, Nicole Parrott, Rosina Perrin, Anna Collett and Lynne Stupple. 

Please take note that all parcels should be in my postbox by the 31st of March so I have all the dresses by mid-April. If for any reason you cannot meet the deadline, please send me a message or email at dressagirlaustralia@gmail.com to allow me more time to find an alternative. Thank you so much.

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Update to this callout as of 1:40pm - 14th of March.

Just to let everyone know that Project Vanuatu is a very limited collection of 50 dresses only and not a dress more that is why I am limiting the max number to 3 per donor to give everyone who wants to contribute a chance to make a difference. The more donors of 3 each so much the better. It is more work on my part trying to organize and monitor 3 per donor but at least I get the chance to help more people make a difference. Your kindness and generosity and understanding is much appreciated. Thank you.

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Update to this callout as of 12:04pm - 14th of March.

In as much as I truly appreciate your kindness and generosity, I can only accept 3 dresses per donor. In fact I might be bumping off the donations that have more than 3 in the album (Check Project Vanuatu collection below). So if you are still willing to donate only 3 and not a dress more, let me know and I will start counting. I want to have as many donors as possible even for 3 dresses each only. As of this writing, I have 2 donors who committed to 3 dresses only so that means I only need 30 dresses more from 10 donors. Thank you.
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Tonight am starting a new collection of 50 dresses for the kids of a special community in Vanuatu. Am calling out for willing donors to contribute at least 3 dresses each to complete this collection. 

At this time I have already 14 dresses on this album. If you are one of those donors whose dresses are already in the album, please refrain from sending any more donations to give other ladies a chance to contribute and make a difference. Please click on the link below to check out the dresses/donors already included in this collection -
I still need at least 36 dresses. Please click here to send me a message if you would like to donate at least 3 dresses. Deadline of dresses is at the end of this month - 31st of March - all dresses should be in my postbox. For those who do not sew but still want to contribute and make a difference, please sponsor a dress here or click on the link below - You will be hitting two birds with one stone - dressing a girl in Vanuatu and at the same time giving hope to another girl in Kalagi Uganda through clean water.

Any questions, please send me an email at dressagirlaustralia@gmail.com. Thank you.

Kalagi Uganda fund now closed

The fundraising page for the Kalagi Uganda fund is now closed. Today and tomorrow's spare time will be spent removing all references to the Kalagi Uganda project from all my online shops and blog since it is now closed and completed.

Dress A Girl Australia Update on Dress Collections - Please Read!!

For everyone's info...please read!....
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Re: Australia Distribution
Just to let everyone know that this collection is cancelled. After almost a day of email exchange yesterday, the organization has decided not to distribute dresses on my behalf due to conflict of interest with a group of people who are currently sewing for them. To avoid inconveniences it is for Dress A Girl Australia's best interest that I do not pursue. My apologies if I stirred a few people up but am sure you all would understand if you knew the details behind the cancellation. 
For those who would like to proceed with their intention to donate directly on your own, please send me a message or email me at dressagirlaustralia@gmail.com. Thank you.
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For the last two weeks I have been contacting different groups and organizations who can possibly help distribute your dresses without having to spare a few dollars from each donors to pay for the distribution but have so far failed. Everyone I spoke to who wants to help are asking for me to pay for the cost of distributions on top of the cost of sending the dresses to them. I have selected one so far for distribution here in Australia which I believe deserves any dress I can collect. 

Starting April 1, I will be collecting 100 dresses for distribution in communities in the Northern Territory. I plan to do this collection every quarter. For those who would like to contribute dresses for this location, I will appreciate it much if you could include a dollar for every dress that you donate. The money is NOT to pay for the cost of sending the dresses from my location to the Northern Territory location but to pay for the cost of sending the dresses inside the different communities where the dresses are going. 

I know that there are some donors who prefer their dresses to go overseas or prefers to donate dresses only but for this particular distribution I would appreciate if you could spare a few dollars for every dress that you donate. We all know that charity begins at home so will appreciate if you could spare some of your dresses to these kids. And as usual, quality is very important as the organization has also stressed quality on anything that is going to be donated. Thank you.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Update on Dress A Girl Australia well

As of today, I have raised the amount of $5,000.US dollars ($6,352.92 in AUD) for the Dress A Girl well in Kalagi Uganda from dress sponsorships (Dec 2014 to Mar 2015), sales from my on-line shops and market stalls last full year 2014, ebay sales 2014  from my unwanted items and donations from family,close friends and a few friends of Dress A Girl Australia. I have also been advised that the well has been finished. More details of this successful project will be made available soon including well dedication. I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to all the donors who helped me make this project possible, for helping give hope to the people of Kalagi Uganda through clean water. Thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Dress A Girl Australia Sponsorship For everyone's info.

It has come to my attention that there are a few who are questioning where the money from the Dress Sponsorship program are going. Dress A Girl Australia is an open book. I even post some of my personal feelings in my blog. Every cent that I spend and/or receive from a few generous donors including the Dress Sponsorship program is well documented. Every income and expense that goes in and out of this charity work is well documented and fully supported. All dress sponsorships are being sold under my ABN (Soft Treasures) and every receipt issued for every sponsorship is being tracked and monitored and recorded for tax purposes. All items that I sell from my online shops are being issued receipts for tax purposes. I cannot accept donations even for dresses to help with the sponsorship as I am not authorized to accept donations. I still have to record the income that it represents and pay tax if I have to making things more complicated. If turning down offers of help in sponsorship is offending anyone, there is nothing I can do but I want to make things as simple as possible. Anyone who has any doubts or would like to discuss this further, please send an email to dressagirlaustralia@gmail.com. Thank you.

Boys clothes for sponsorship

Looking for a way to make a difference? Sponsor a set of boys clothes. For $10.00 you get to provide a new set of t-shirt, pair of shorts and undie to a disadvantaged boy in any location where needed. If you do not know how to sew or have no time but want to make a difference, this sponsorship is the answer and also the answer to helping Dress A Girl Australia financially sustain this campaign of dressing kiddies around the world and other related projects. You can read about all the projects here in my blog.
Available in various sizes, click on the image above or click here to check them out. Thank you.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Dress A Girl Australia Updates

Just a few updates to share :
1) My focus this year is to promote Dress A Girl Australia in schools. I have spoken to a few people about this and they even proposed to donate a gold coin for every dress that they will sew which I find very relieving as it will be great help on my part as I will be able to spend more time on finding locations needing the dresses and less time raising funds. Fingers crossed this school project will be the highlight of Dress A Girl Australia this year.

2) Just to let everyone know that I am looking for ways for the dresses that you are making to be distributed by other people. (I can only distribute based on the funds I raise and due to poor sales and not enough time for me to keep on making items to sell, my distributions this year will be very, very limited.) Some refused to accept as they want cash donations, some wants to sell them so they can raised cash and some wants your dresses to be donated with cash to help them pay for the cost of distributing those dresses. So anyone who is willing to donate cash with their dresses so these people/groups can distribute your dresses, please let me know but you will need to send those dresses directly to them. I will just help in finding people who can distribute your dresses on your behalf Thank you.


3) With your help in spreading the word around, even with less and very limited number of dresses to distribute...it will still help make a difference . Support Dress A GIrl Australia's online shop to help pay for the cost of running and maintaining Dress A Girl Australia's campaign to help disadvantaged kids around the world.

Check out my Easter specials at give-away prices -
Sponsor a Dress and help make this world a better place -

Thank you . Your kindness and generosity is much appreciated.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Easter Specials now available for sale - Help make a difference

Easter eggs and bunnies ! A few selections of easter items all 100% handmade by me. Fabric easter picture cards, easter lavender packs, easter buttons, easter vintage cards and bunny pins in limited quantity for family, friends and everyone this easter season.
Proceeds from the sale of any of the items will go to Dress A Girl Australia's petty cash fund to help sustain this self-funded charity work.
Check out these items by clicking on the image above or please click here.
At give-away prices !! Help make a difference and make this world a betterplace !!
Please help spread the word around !!