Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Dress Distribution #94 - Philippines for School Aged Kids (June 2015)

These are the details of the dress distribution #94 for School-Aged kids in the Philippines (c-o Norie Bordador). There are six parcels for this particular distribution, three of them had been sent last week and the remaining three below will be sent this coming weekend.
 
The contents of the six parcels have been splitted into two. Here are the 118 dresses and 16 boys' t-shirts - 32 dresses of which already includes school kits sponsored by Kaylee Healy, Kirrily Burton and Suzanne Marshall.
made possible by the following donors -
1) Dress Sponsorships by Kaylee Healy, Kirrily Burton and Suzanne Marshall
2) Dawny Bull
3) Beatrys Fittler
4) Diane Ware
5) Elaine Klein
6) Christine Caputo
7) L Brown
8) Patricia Burton
9) Sharyn Paull
10) Fabric donations by Millhouse Collections
11) Caloundra Girl Guides c-o Nicole Parrott
12) Karen Chee
13) Candlelight Team c-o Karen Beck
14) Maddington Sunshine Girl Guides c-o Mrs C Veen
15) Lorraine Walter
16) Pam Thompson
17) Megan Jones
18) Monika Osvald
and these are the school supplies made up of 182 kits and 11 school bag kits. The books and the world globe will be donated to a public school library to be identified when the actual distribution takes place.
made possible by the following donors -
1) Jayne Hogan
2) Two Bettys' Betty Barrett and Betty Paull
3) Maureen O'Brien
4) Pat Burton
5) Jo Holt
6) Monika Osvald
7) Pam of Threading my Way
8) Gaylene Herrmann
9) Sarah Tanmahapran
10) Catherine Jenkins
11) Marvie Ladera
12) Dress A Girl Australia

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

Thank you to all the donors of this distribution including those who found it in their hearts to sponsor dresses and my heartfelt thanks to those who helped raised postage for these parcels. Thank you all for your kindness and generosity. It is much appreciated.

Donation Acknowledgement #24/2015 - For Projects Philippines, Vietnam and Uganda

It is time to acknowledge the second to the last donations for Project Philippines and Vietnam and the still on-going project for Uganda.
1) A parcel of 5 dresses for Project Vietnam and school supplies for Project Philippines from Marvie Ladera -
 2) A parcel of eight dresses for Project Philippines and Uganda, teddy bear toys and t-shirts for Project Vietnam from Megan Jones -
 3) A parcel of three dresses from Pam Thompson for Project Philippines - 
 4) A parcel of 5 dresses for Project Vietnam from Lyn Granger -
5) One dress for Project Uganda from Sian McIntosh - 
 6) Toys, t-shirts and books from Monika Osvald -
Thank you to all the donors for all these wonderful donations. Thank you for supporting this wonderful cause. It is much appreciated.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

First Batch of parcels sent to the Philippines today

This is the first of 3 boxes of 6 for Project Philippines (Distribution #94) picked up today and on its way to the Philippines.
The second batch of boxes of 3 will be sent next weekend as soon as I have finished sorting and packing.

New Project deadlines on Distribution #96 and #95 - For everyone's info.

Due to logistics reason and waiting only for a handful of parcels to arrive perhaps by this coming week as advised by the donors, I am moving forward the deadline of dresses for Distribution #96 - Project Philippines c-o Days for Girls MM to the end of this month - May 30th (original deadline is 10th of June). This decision will save me a little on the cost of sending parcels.
The deadline for the Uganda collection (Project #95) will be extended until the end of June to give me more time to save up.  Some of the dresses currently allocated to the Uganda collection will be re-allocated to Distribution #94 - Philippines for school-aged kids to maximize contents of a parcel whose minimum is 20 kilos. Thank you.

Saturday, 23 May 2015

90 school kits for Project Philippines (Distribution #94)

Today I spent sorting and packing school supplies of exercise books, pens and pencils which will be included in the dress distribution #94 for school-aged kids in the Philippines as part of my Education without borders project for 2015. These items will be included in the first batch of parcels that I am sending to the Philippines and scheduled for pick-up tomorrow.
Thank you to Jayne Hogan, Patricia Burton, Maureen O'Brien, the two Bettys' Betty Barrett and Betty Paull and Dress A Girl Australia for making these school kits possible. 

Donation Acknowledgement #23/2015 - For Projects Philippines

Acknowedgement time for the two parcels I received this week from two groups of sewing ladies. All dresses have been allocated to the two project collections for the Philippines (Distribution Nos 94 and 96).
1) A parcel of eight dresses from the Candlelight team c-o Karen Beck
 2) A parcel of 42 dresses from the Maddington Sunshine Girl Guides c-o Mrs Claire Veen who is the Girl Guide Unit in Maddington. The girls in the unit have been very busy working on an international badge, with part of the challenge involving Dress A Girl Around the World charity. The girls aged between 5 and 11 years including a wider community who became involved with the project produced these beautiful dresses and are keen to have them distributed to the disadvantaged kids.
Thank you so much to the Maddington Sunshine Girl Guides, Claire Veen and the rest of the members of the group and to the Candlelight team c-o Karen Beck for donating these dresses. Thank you for helping make a difference to the lives of the disadvantaged kids. Much appreciated.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Project Vietnam and Project Philippines now officially closed

Project Vietnam (Distribution #93) and Project Philippines for School-aged kids (Distribution #94) is now officially closed. For those who were planning to contribute to these projects, please make sure your parcels are posted asap to make it to the end of this month's send off to the locations. Thank you.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Third batch of 14 dresses sewn this week (15-17-May-2015)

This is the third batch of 14 dresses and 2 pairs of boys shorts that I have sewn this week bringing my sewing total to 39 dresses and 2 pairs of shorts. 11 dresses short of my target of 50 dresses this week. Nine of the 14 dresses were allocated to Project Vietnam and 5 dresses allocated to the Philippines for school-aged kids. 

With these batch of dresses, it brings my total number of dresses for Project Vietnam to 76 and t-shirts and boys matching sets to 20. I am short of 4 dresses to bring the total to 80 dresses but I will hold on to my sewing for more dresses for Project Vietnam until I received all the parcels after the closing date this coming Wednesday, 20th of May, 2015.

For Project Philippines, after these batch of dresses, I now have a total of 81 dresses and I will continue on sewing until I reached a 100.
These dresses were made possible by the fabric donations of Millhouse Collections, fabrics for the pairs of shorts by Karin Maltby, t-shirts by Monika Osvald and Dress A Girl Australia. Thank you to the donors for their wonderful donations and consistent support of this campaign. Much appreciated.

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Due Date Reminders for two Projects (Vietnam and Philippines)

Just a quick and friendly reminder to those who are intending to donate dresses of the coming due dates.

Project Vietnam (Distribution #93) - due date is Wednesday, 20th of May, 2015

Project Philippines for School-aged kids (Distribution #94) - due date is Wednesday, 20th of May, 2015

Thank you.

Donation Acknowledgement #22/2015 - For Projects Vietnam and Philippines

It is time to acknowledge parcels of dresses received this week from the Caloundra Girl Guides c-o Nicole Parrott and Karen Chee. All dresses have been allocated to Project Vietnam and Philippines.
1) A parcel of 10 dresses and 11 t-shirts from the Caloundra Girl Guides c-o Nicole Parrott. All dresses and t-shirts have been allocated to Project Philippines for school-aged kids and Project Philippines c-o DFG MM -
2) A parcel of seven dresses from Karen Chee. One dress has been allocated to Project Vietnam, 2 dresses to Project Philippines for School-aged kids and four dresses to Project Philippines c-o DFG MM.
Thank you to Karen and Nicole for the donations and support of this worthy cause. It is much appreciated. Thank you.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Second batch of 10 dresses sewn this week (13-14-May-2015)

Whether people like it or not, these are the second batch of 10 dresses I have sewn the past couple of days bringing my total to 20 dresses since my sewing mojo came back. All these dresses have been allocated to Project Vietnam which is soon going to close.
Fabrics have been donated by Millhouse Collections. T-shirts by Joan Wolf. 

Thank you to Millhouse Collections and Joan Wolf for their wonderful donations. Ten dresses for ten disadvantaged kids. Ten beautiful smiles. Thank you.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Feedback - Dress Distribution #89 -03/2015 - Project Burma 2015 Collection #1 (c-o Barbara Dodson)

These are images taken from the dress distribution (#89) made in Burma last March 2015.


For larger and individual pictures, please click hereThank you to Barbara Dodson for helping organize this project and providing the pictures. Much appreciated.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Sewing Mojo is back - 10 dresses today (11-May-2015)

Am no different from anyone. Sometimes I lose my mojo to sew. Havent done any sewing at all for over a month and yesterday it suddenly came back. Taking advantage of the opportunity, I made 10 dresses which will be a big help to my current active projects. Six of these dresses will be allocated to Project Vietnam and the rest (four dresses) will be allocated to Project Philippines. I hope to be able to sew more this week in fact I am being ambitious, I am targetting 50 dresses for this week and today is only the second day of the week so if I dont lose that touch again I think I will make it.
Dresses above were made possible by the fabric donations of Millhouse Collections, t-shirts by Sarah Tanmahapran and Joan Wolf. Thank you.

Monday, 11 May 2015

Summary of Active Dress Collection Projects and Due Dates as of 4-May-2015


Here is a reminder and a summary of Active Dress Collection Projects and due dates as of 4-May-2015 :
1) Project Vietnam (Distribution #93) - Due Date - 20-May-2015

Dresses with sleeves sizes 6 to 12
Maximum number of dresses that can be donated = 5 per donor
2) Project Philippines for school-aged kids (Distribution #94) - Due Date - 20-May-2015
Size dresses between 6 to 12
Maximum number of dresses that can be donated = 5 per donor
3) Project Uganda (Distribution #95) - Due Date - 6-Jun-2015
Size dresses between 6 to 12
Maximum number of dresses that can be donated = 3 per donor
4) Project Philippines (Distribution 96 c-o DFG MM) - Due Date - 10-Jun-2015
Size dresses between 1 to 3 only.
Maximum number of dresses that can be donated = 10 per donor
5) Project Cambodia for school-aged kids (Distribution #97) - Due Date - 20-Jun-2015
Dresses with sleeves between the sizes of 8 to 12
Maximum number of dresses that can be donated = 5 per donor
Dress guidelines need to be strictly followed to be included in the distribution. Any question, please send an email to dressagirlaustralia@gmail.com.
For those who wants to donate but have no time to sew or cannot sew, please consider my Dress Sponsorship program. Click on the link below - 
Please help spread the word around. Thank you.

Donation Acknowledgement #21/2015 - For Projects Vietnam and Philippines from Donated Fabrics

It is Monday once again and time to acknowledge last week's batch of dresses received from donors. This time dresses sewn by Dress A Girl Australia are from fabrics donated by Millhouse Collections and a bunch of dolls from Laura Black for Project Vietnam and Philippines. Here they are -
1) Fabric dolls from Laura Black allocated to Project Vietnam -
2) Fabrics donated by Millhouse Collections, t-shirts were donated by Dress A Girl Australia and sewn by Dress A Girl Australia. These dresses allocated to Project Vietnam -
3) Again, fabrics donated by Millhouse Collections, t-shirts donated by Sarah Tanmahapran as acknowledged the previous week. Two dresses allocated to Project Vietnam and one dress to the Philippine project -

Once again, thank you to the donors for their wonderful donations of dolls, fabrics and t-shirts. Much appreciated.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Fabric Covered Mirror Backed Button for Nepal

SInce I cannot send dresses to Nepal, I have decided that proceeds from the sale of these fabric covered mirror-backed buttons will be donated to charity (I have selected Charity:Water) who is actively helping the people of Nepal through clean water. I will be making more of these pocket mirrors and hopefully a lot of you would make a purchase. 
The pocket mirror sells for $7.50 each plus postage of 70cents. Acknowledgement receipt from the donation will be posted here so everyone would know that it has been donated. So please help spread the word. Thank you.
To make a purchase, please click on the image above or on the  link below -
Small enough to fit in your purse but big enough to see yourself on the mirror.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Donation Acknowledgement #20/2015 - For Projects Vietnam, Uganda and Philippines

It is time to acknowledge the fifth batch of parcels for Projects Vietnam, Philippines and Uganda. Also on this batch are two sponsored clothes for a girl and a boy. Here are the parcels and their respective donors -
1) 2 dresses from Corinne of Mod Tot allocated to Project Vietnam -
 2) One sponsored dress for a girl and one sponsored boys clothes for a dude by Mary Longford. Both clothes allocated to Project Vietnam - 
 3) 10 t-shirts, a dress, soft toys and several books from Monika Osvald. Dress and soft toys have been allocated to Project Vietnam -
 4) Eight dresses from Patricia Burton. Three dresses have been allocation to Project Uganda and five to Project Philippines -
 5) Eight dresses from Sharyn Paull. Five dresses allocated to Project Philippines and three to Project Uganda -
 6) Six dresses and 50 school bags from the Two Bettys' Betty Barrett and Betty Paull. Five of the dresses are allocated to Project Vietnam and one dress to Project Uganda. The schoolbags will be filled with school supplies and allocated to Project Philippines -
To all the wonderful donors, thank you so much for your donations. It is so much appreciated. Thank you.

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Mother's Day Specials

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28-Apr-2015

I have added the following new items in my Mother's Day special e-shop. Make mum special with these unique and inexpensive items. All fully handmade and very good quality. All proceeds go to a very worthwhile cause any mother would love. Please check them out and make a purchase. 

1) The fabric covered mirror-backed buttons are on special and hard to find. If you prefer a special type of fabric design, please write and I can provide you with design options. This item can also be a good fundraiser. For larger quantities, please write. Click here to check them out or click on the image below -
2) Rosette Buttons for Mum. Make your mum stand out on Mother's Day with a vibrant satin-finished button declaring her as the world's greatest mum. Lace types are also available. Please write for more info or for larger quantities. Click here to check them out or click on the image below -
Please help spread the word. Help make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged kids and at the same time make mum the best mum in the world. Thank you.
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25-Apr-2015

The following items were added for sale in my Mother's Day specials. All proceeds will be used to pay for the postage of the 3 special collections currently active and ending at the end of May.
1) 'Mum' Greeting Cards. Click on the image to check them out -
2) 'Mum' Buttons. Click on the image to check them out -
3) Bears and Bunnies. Click on the image to check them out -
Please help spread the word around. Thank you
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18-Apr-2015

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.

Using of Ribbons on pillowcase style of dresses

I have noticed that some of you use ribbons on pillowcase style of dresses. Ribbons to use should be real ribbons and not ribbons being used to wrap gifts or presents. I barely have time to sort the dresses I receive let alone making repairs so any dresses that uses ribbons which I think will not last for more than a day will not be included in any of the distributions. Sorry but dresses to be given to these disadvantaged kids should be worth all the time, money and effort else why make a dress. 

So please be guided with this ribbon guideline accordingly. Thank you.

Second Dress Collection open for Project Cambodia (Phnom Penh)

I am officially opening today another dress collection for 75 dresses for Project Cambodia(Phnom Penh). The dresses on this collection will require sleeves so no pillowcase style of dresses will be accepted. And as usual materials to use should not be flimsy. Dresses should not be a one-time wear only as this could only be the dress a girl could own so make sure the materials are strong and sturdy enough to withstand the environment of Cambodia.

Sizes should be between 8-12 as these will be distributed to school-aged kids. Maximum number of dresses that can be donated is 5 dresses. Any excess dresses from the first parcel to be sent on the 1st week of July will be allocated to the second parcel.


The campaign will start today and run for the next 6 weeks. All dresses should be in my postbox the 20th of June 2015.

Any questions, please send an email to dressagirlaustralia@gmail.com.

Thank you.

New Dress Collection for Project Philippines c-o Days for Girls Metro Manila (Sizes 1-3 only)

Effective today, I am officially opening a new dress collection project that will be allocated for Project Philippines c-o Days for Girls Metro Manila (Sizes 1-3 only). These dresses will be given to babies and toddlers of recipients of Days for GIrls kits to be coordinated by Days for Girls Metro Manila.

Because these are small sizes and will probably weigh lesser than bigger sizes, a maximum of 10 dresses per donor will be accepted for this particular project. between the sizes of 1 to 3 only. Quality of materials should be strictly followed. Any flimsy materials used will not be included in the distribution.

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 for 6 weeks (30-Apr-2015 to 10-June-2015) to allow more time for sorting and packing. Distribution is currently scheduled for end of June 2015.
All parcels should be in Dress A Girl Australia's P.O. Box 240 Casula Mall Casula NSW 2170 by the 10th of June, 2015.
For questions and concerns, please send an email to dressagirlaustralia@gmail.com

Donation Acknowledgement #19/2015 - For Projects Vietnam, Uganda and Philippines

This is the fourth batch of dresses collected for projects Vietnam, Uganda and two projects for the Philippines.
1) From Elaine Klein -
 2) From Frances Cornish -
 3) From Rosina Perrin
 4) From Lorraine Walter -
 5) From Sarah Tanmahapran -
 6) From Christine Caputo -
 7) From Monika Osvald -
 8) From Beatrys Fitler -
 9) From the Inspired Peel Sewers -
 10) From L Brown - 
All dresses have now been sorted and allocated to the right projects. Thank you to all the ladies who made these dresses possible. Your efforts are much appreciated. Thank you.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Summary of Updates on Active Dress Collections

Good Day everyone! I did a count this morning as to where I am at dresses for the active Dress Collections and this is where it stands as of today -

Project Vietnam -
Total number of dresses received so far = 51
Due Date : 20th of May


Project Philippines -
Total number of dresses received so far = 54
Due Date : 15th of May


Project Uganda - for 75 dresses
Total number of dresses received so far = 24
Due Date : 31st of May, 2015


Please take note of the deadlines so I can have ample time to sort and do the packing. Just to confirm that for those who wants to donate on all three projects, the total number of dresses that can be donated is 13. Five for Project Vietnam, 5 for Project Philippines and 3 for Project Uganda. If you are selecting only one or 2 projects, please note the number of dresses that can be donated for one or 2 projects only. For Project Vietnam, they need to have sleeves so I dont have to purchase extra t-shirts to go with the dresses. For all projects, dress guidelines need to be followed especially on fabric materials to use. Thank you.

I will be opening up a new collection for the Philippines and Cambodia(Phnom Penh) in the next few days (Mother's Day Drive) so for those who have dresses ready to be donated, please watch out for guidelines. Thank you.

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

Update to this collection as of 12:16PM - 28th of April 2015.

Total number of dresses received so far = 51
Due Date : 20th of May

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.


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

Update to this collection as of 12:15PM - 28th of April 2015.

Total number of dresses received so far = 54
Due Date : 15th of May

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 #95 - 07/2015 - Project Uganda Parcel #1

Update to this collection as of 12:12PM - 28th of April 2015.

Total number of dresses received so far = 24
Due Date : 31st of May, 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 7:32PM - 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

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Candle Jars for Sale - For fundraising

To help raise money for postage, I am selling a few of my candelina candle jars and travel tins at below cost. These items are not only good for candlemaking but they can be used for gift packaging. If you know of anyone who would like to make a purchase of these items, please spread the word or send them the link .
To check out these items, you can click on the image above or click here or copy and paste the URL below in your internet browser. Thank you.
http://www.softtreasures.com.au/candle-containers.html

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Dresses bound for Vanuatu | Rockhampton Morning Bulletin


JOANNE Warkill and Fran Luckey can't wait to see the look on a group of special Vanuatu girls' faces when they are presented with over 100 handmade dresses.  

The Rockhampton colleagues have joined forces to help the many children and families in need following the devastation of Cyclone Pam earlier this year.  



As part of the "Dress a Girl Around the World" campaign, Ms Luckey and her friends from around Australia made over 100 dresses from pillow cases to donate to students at the SamaSama Rainbow School in Vanuatu.  

Ms Warkill visited the school in December 2013 with a group of Australian South Sea Islanders from Rockhampton called the Australian Pikinini Canecutters to instil a sense of belonging and educate the group on their culture and history.  

While visiting, MsWarkill said the group, which consisted of 10 children and 10 adults, donated various items including school packs, ports and clothes. They also helped fund a new building at the school as the children were being taught in a chook pen.  

The Australian Pikinini Canecutters will travel to Vanuatu again next year and are still fundraising for their trip and to help the Vanuatu people.  

If anyone would like to donate funds for the cause, contactMsWarkillon 0408 164 207 or email joanne.warkill@esqld. com.au.