Thursday, 14 December 2017

South Africa parcel posted today

Despite the 41C heat today, I drove to the postoffice to post the parcel to South Africa (Dress Distribution #116). The parcel will probably take between 10-14 days to get there but am keeping my fingers crossed that it will arrive before Christmas. Pictures of the distribution will be posted if and when they are available. Click here to access the postage receipt. 

Dress Distribution #116 - for South Africa - Dec-2017

Its 3 years today that I was able to send a parcel to South Africa. Today I am sending 35 dresses to the Morningstar Children Centre in Welkom for the children of their foundation. Here is the parcel which I am sending today and hopefully gets delivered before Christmas day -
and here are the 35 dresses in the parcel -
made possible by the following donors -
1) Marlene van Zetten
2) Yvonne Henderson
3) Elaine Klein
4) Anne McGinnes
5) Lyn Granger
6) Year 8 students of St George High School of Kogarah
Thank you to the generosity of the donors of the dresses. It is much appreciated.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

18 more days to go to support CNCF's clean water tank project

A fabric christmas tree do not need to be hanged on a christmas tree. You can also let it stand on its own like a real christmas tree. You can use a box, a tin can or a small ceramic bowl as its base just like on the image below. I used a handmade mini bowl made of porcelain as base of the fabric christmas tree and the small tree is adorned with buttons with christmas messages.
Check out what christmas fabric trees are still available by a click on the image above and if there is anything you like, please make a purchase. Proceeds from the sale of the fabric trees will be donated to the Christina Noble Children's Foundation's Clean water tank project for 100 families in Vietnam. The countdown to the end of the year has started. Barely 18 days more to go to help support the Christina Noble Children's Foundation's fund raising for clean water tanks for 100 families project in Vietnam. Share the spirit of Christmas to a very worthwhile cause. Thank you. 

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Peru parcel has arrived!

A bit surprise considering it is Christmas time and normally parcels get delayed but the parcel has arrived in Peru. My friend Julia Griselda Chuquitaype Quintana was so excited about its arrival that she sent me a message in Spanish. This is the picture of the 2 parcels she has received and her message in Spanish -
The spanish message from Julia reads -

"Gigi, llegaron!!! Este domingo lo envio a la Selva peruana. Gracias por tu apoyo. Dios te bendiga muchisimo!"

which reads below when translated in English -

"Gigi, they arrived! This Sunday I send it to the Peruvian jungle. Thank you for your support, God bless you very much!"

Lucky me I understand a little bit of Spanish. And it is the Peruvian jungle that caught my attention. The last time I gave her dresses to give to the kids in the jungle was in 2014 (bout 3 years ago) when a few members of our family and I visited Peru for the Inca Trek. I met her for a few hours the day before we left for Cusco. It would be nice if she and her team can provide me with pictures but if not it is still ok. At least I know the parcel has arrived and I know where it is going locally. 

Friday, 8 December 2017

Dress Distribution #116 - for the children of South Africa

I try to make sure (for as long as I have the necessary funds) that the dresses I collect and the sponsored dresses are distributed to as many different locations as I can possibly can so some of the dresses from the 2017 Christmas Collection will be re-allocated to a new dress distribution (#116) for the children of the Morningstar Foundation of South Africa. This parcel will be sent by the end of next week. Click on the link below if one is interested to know which dresses have been allocated so far.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

More handmade christmas stockings to help the needy

This is another batch of handmade christmas stockings which were designed and made specifically for Dress A Girl Australia with the hope that it would sell and help raise funds so I could continue my charity work of providing clothing to those who are in need in hand-picked locations around the world.
I still have several left of these handmade christmas stockings and are being sold individually or in packs of 2 or 3 from my Dress A Girl website. Click on any of the images below to check them out. One christmas stocking sells for $10.00 which is inclusive of postage cost. Other designs can also be purchased individually.
 For two stockings, it sells for $18.00 which is inclusive of postage cost.
 For a pack of 3, it sells for $25.00 which is also inclusive of postage cost.
Making a purchase of these handmade christmas stockings will help provide clothing to those in need. Let us make a difference in this world to disadvantaged kids and make this world a better place. Thank you.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Another fundraising item - Santa Hat and Candy Cane Christmas Brads for your cardmaking needs this Christmas

Another fundraising item for the new year 2018. If you are into cardmaking then these unique Santa hat and candy cane brads could be for you for any of your photo card christmas greeting card projects. 
Santa Hat measures about 1.25cms (H) x 2cms (W). Candy cane brad measures about 1.75cms (H). Take a picture of yourself, kids and/or family, attach the brads on the picture where applicable (head and hand) and there you have a special and unique Christmas greeting card to give away to family and friends. You can also adhere your photo to a blank christmas card so you can write your own personal message inside the card. Here is a sample of a card I did with my two nephews wearing santa brads -
and another card I made where I printed a picture of a jolly Santa surrounded by candy canes and stars. I covered the candy cane images on the fabric with candy cane brads.
Be adventurous on your christmas greeting cards this Christmas. Check out these two brads and if you think you can make something out of it that you know the recipients will treasure forever, then please make a purchase. Just click on any of the images above. Your purchase will help make a difference to some kids....one small dress at a time.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Handmade Christmas stockings for sale

Just like the D-A-G Australia's Christmas cards, these handmade Christmas stockings have also been made to help raise funds to pay for the cost of distributing dresses to different locations in the new year 2018. I do not have major sponsors to financially support my charity work so I have to find ways to raise money so I could sustain Dress A Girl Australia. Stocking-shaped bags which you can hang on a mantelpiece or on a Christmas tree for Santa to put small gifts on Christmas eve. Or you can use it to wrap your Christmas presents. The most traditional christmas decor you will find in houses during the Christmas season. All made of 100% quilting cotton and fully lined. 

Available are (1) Christmas stockings with picture frame to insert the picture of the child or the recipient of your Christmas presents  - The size of the frame is about 8cms x 8cms. Picture is easily inserted through a pocket inside the stockings.

(2) the regular and/or traditional Christmas stockings you see displayed and being sold at malls every year the only difference is that these are handmade by me -
(3) and the large-sized pre-printed fabrics with Christmas images -
Click on any of the images above or images below for more details and pricing info.
 
Check them out and help make this world a better place in the new year 2018. Your purchase will help make a difference in this world...with one small dress at a time and bring more smiles to this world. Thank you.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Dress A Girl Aus Christmas Cards

I know you can do a lot with digital cards. You can put sounds to it and make it more attractive and fun to read and/or to watch. But being me who loves handmades I still prefer the old and traditional cards to make my Christmas greeting more personal and special. And this is why I have this set of special Christmas cards made for my charity work. Proceeds from these cards I saved up and use to pay for the cost of sustaining my charity work which is self-funded. I use the funds to pay for the cost of distributing dresses to different locations for the new year for I believe there are disadvantaged kids who deserve to own a new dress. Please help me make a difference to the lives of these disadvantaged kids by purchasing any of these christmas cards to send to family and special people in your lives.
1) a fabric dress adhered to the card that represents what my charity work is all about
2) a donation card for any charity organization on behalf of someone
3) a christmas message of happiness and hope to anyone in your list
4) a christmas tree shaped by the words of Dress A Girl Australia's goal to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged kids.
Each card comes with a matching white envelope for easy gift giving. There is a blank inside panel for your personal message. Click on each of the images above for more details. You can buy a single card or in packs of 10 or in any number you want. Prices of cards are inclusive of postage costs. Check them out.

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Donation #8 - 2017 Christmas Collection from the Year 8 students of St George Girls High School of Kogarah

Received today a parcel of 18 dresses made by the Year 8 students of St George Girls High School of Kogarah under the supervision of their Year 8 adviser Miss Kristi Stiskala . 
These are the students responsible for making the 18 dresses as previously published.

Again, thank you to Kristi Stiskala for inspiring these kids to help make a difference this Christmas and of course to the girls for a job well done. Thank you. Your donations are much appreciated.

Friday, 1 December 2017

4 Dresses sponsored by Marlene Van Zetten

Today was my lucky day. I received a christmas card with a cheque donation to Dress A Girl Australia and I am donating the proceeds of the cheque to the Christina Noble Children's Foundation(Australia) for their Clean water tank project in Vietnam. Also I have allocated the four dresses below as  Marlene Van Zetten's contribution to Dress A Girl Australia's 2017 Christmas Collection. 
Thank you, Marlene, for your generous donation. Thank you for adding 4 more smiles to this world this Christmas. Much appreciated.

2 sets of dresses for sponsorship

24 days before Christmas. Join me in sharing christmas smiles with disadvantaged kids this Christmas. Two sets of dresses have been added for sponsorship,

Click on any of the images above to check them out and if you feel liking making a difference this Christmas, add them to your cart and sponsor. Full proceeds from the sponsorship will be donated to the Christina Noble Children's Foundation (Australia) to help them raise funds for their Clean Water Tank project in Vietnam. A tax receipt will be issued under your name with your sponsored amount as your donation amount. To know more about the Clean Water Tank project of CNCF, click on the link below -

Keen to make a difference this Christmas

They did their best to learn how to sew in their textile classes and aimed to meet the final cut-off of 30th of November to make a difference in the lives of a few disadvantaged kids this Christmas.
1) The first group of students under the supervision of their Year 8 adviser Miss Kristi Stiskala are from St George Girls High School of Kogarah.

 2) The second group of students under the supervision of their adviser Katrina are from Tuggerah lakes Secondary College Berkeley Vale Campus. 
The dresses they made are on their way and will soon bring christmas smiles to the lucky disadvantaged few who will be recipients of the dresses they made this Christmas. My heartfelt thanks to Katrina and Kristi for inspiring these kids to help make a difference this Christmas and of course to the girls for a job well done. Thank you. Your donations are much appreciated.

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Share a christmas smile...Sponsor a dress

Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.
~ Janice Maeditere
Other people share their home, their food and other Christmas practices we normally enjoy doing at Christmas time. Here at dress a girl australia and for almost seven years now I try to share big smiles with disadvantaged kids which we normally see on people's faces when opening christmas gifts. And this year is no different. Share the spirit of Christmas...share your Christmas smile...sponsor a dress. All you have to do to add big smiles to the world this Christmas is click on the image below. Thank you.

Donation #7 - 2017 Christmas Collection from C. Paradisis

A parcel of 4 dresses for Dress A Girl Australia's 2017 Christmas Collection has been received today from Chrysoulla Paradisis.
Thank you for your donation. Much appreciated.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Donation #8 - 2017 Christmas Collection from Lyn Granger

Another parcel I received was a collection of 4 dresses, 2 t-shirts/pairs of shorts for boys, 4 girls' set and 6 undies from Lyn Granger.
Thank you Lyn, for your generous donations. Much appreciated.

Peru parcel sent today

The parcel to Peru (Dress Distribution #115) has been sent today and will probably take between 14-21 days to get there. Pictures of the distribution will be posted if and when they are available. Click here to access the postage receipt. 

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Giving Tuesday - Sponsor a Dress to save lives in Vietnam

Today is Giving Tuesday especially in locations that celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Although we do not celebrate Thanksgiving Day the way our north american friends do, it still gives a feeling of goodness and kindness if we celebrate giving tuesday in our own special way. 

Want to make a difference but do not know how? Want to help break the cycle of poverty and give hope to those who desperately need it especially this Christmas.  Sponsor a dress and help save lives in Vietnam. There are still a lot of dresses to choose from and to sponsor all you have to do is click on the image below
or click on the link below -
Full proceeds from the sponsorship will be donated to the Christina Noble Children's Foundation for their Clean Water Tank project in Vietnam. Tax receipts will be issued in your name with your sponsorship amount shown as your donated amount. To know more about the Clean water tank project, please click on the image below -
or click on the link below.
Donating proceeds from the Dress Sponsorship program to the CNCF Clean Water project will run until the last day of December 2017 (Sunday, 31st of December, 2017). So come on board! Sponsor a Dress!

Monday, 27 November 2017

Share the Christmas spirit - Sponsor a Dress

Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts. 

~ Janice Maeditere

Well, Christmas is really just around the corner. Would you like to share the christmas spirit with disadvantaged kids? Sponsor a Dress. There are still lots of dresses and boys' sets to choose from. Proceeds from the sponsorship will be donated to the Christina Noble Childrens' Foundation to help make their Clean Water Tank Project for 100 families in Vietnam be a success. To sponsor a dress, please click on the link below -
If dress sponsorship is not your thing, you can still help raise the necessary funds by purchasing any of the fabric-mirror backed buttons that are for sale -
or the fabric covered button hairclips -
or any of the Betty Alderman patterns if you are into patchwork and quilting -
To check out these items or make a purchase, please click on any of the images above. Full proceeds from the purchase of any of these items will also be donated to the Foundation. A tax receipt will be issued in your name with the purchase amount as your donation amount. Share the spirit of Christmas and help save lives in Vietnam. Thank you.

Final Cut-off Date of Dresses - Nov 30, 2017

Just a friendly reminder for those who are still intending to donate dresses for the 2017 Christmas collection, the final cut-off date is this coming Thursday, 30th of November 2017. All dresses must be posted on or before this date. For postal address, please send me an email and.or message from my facebook page. Thank you.