Sunday, 1 April 2012

FY12 Dress Distribution #1 - 60 Dresses for Katuuso, Uganda

Finally the box is leaving on a jetplane! 60 dresses for the school children of 'Katuuso' in rural Uganda. The 60 dresses will be travelling with Annabelle Chauncy, one of the co-founder of the School for Life Foundation (formerly known as the United Future Foundation) on the 13th of April.
Most of the dresses on this collection, if not all, are between the sizes of 6 to 10 (lengths of more than 26 to 32inches) to allow the children to wear it for many years to come or outgrow the dresses. I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to the following donors for making this collection possible and to Annabelle for taking these dresses with her on her visit to Uganda for the school girls:

1. Sarah Petrie and her two daughters Charlotte and Claudia
2. Margaret Blanch
3. The Sewing Library facebook group
4. Penny Grey
5. Linda Smyth
6. Gillian Cockerill
7. Gaylene Hermann
8. Pam of Threading my Way
9. Ladies from Coffs Harbour (Jane Kelly, Marieka Ashmore and Liz Skinner)
10. Sandra Hart
11. Michelle Karyn Reynders
12. Anonymous Donor from the 'share the love' charity drive
13. Anonymous Pillowcase Donors
14. Dress A Girl Australia
The dresses from the pillowcases donated anonymously were sewn by me and Dress A Girl Australia contributed 4 dresses to fill the gap and meet the goal of 60.

Click here to see all the dresses included in this collection.

60 more children in this world will be proudly wearing new dresses they can call their own in a few weeks time.

Also included on this parcel are 18 packs of 10-pc mini colour pencils from a previous school supplies charity drive I did and has been laying idle in my garage. I think the schoolkids of Katuuso can make better use of these colour pencils than my garage. :-)

School for Life Foundation is focused on 'breaking the cycle' of poverty through education and the construction of a combined primary school and vocational training centre called 'Katuuso' in rural Uganda. To know more about this foundation, click here. Or check out their facebook page here.

If you want to be involved in Dress A Girl Australia's campaign to dress disadvantaged girls around the world and need more information, please send an email to

"Imagine a world where every girl owned at least one dress and what if that dress were made by you."

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