Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Dress Distribution #26 - For the children of Wilcannia NSW c/o Save the Children Australia

As the saying goes 'Charity begins at home'. For the children of Wilcannia, NSW are 50 dresses and 54 pairs of shorts through the kindness and assistance of Belinda Ritchie, the Coordinator of Wilcannia, Save the Children Australia.
If you are wondering why it is packed, it is because I still had to send it via Australia Post as it was cheaper compared to hand delivery as the M7 highway toll turned out to be more expensive. 
Here are the 50 dresses packed in the box -
and the 54 pairs of shorts for the boys -
made possible by the following donors -
1) The Sewing Library facebook group
2) Ladies of Kapunda (Sewing Bee #3 - Loris Pullen, Margaret Adair, Deborah Parish)
3) Amanda Sampson
4) Doris Beaty
5) Katherine Nott
6) Valda Ridley
7) Threading My Way
8) Sarah Petrie and Family
9) Leonie Harrison
10) Karin Maltby and the ladies from Perth
11) Georgia Wood
12) Suzie Pickett
13) Prudence Mann's Mum
14) Sharyn Paull 
15) Sharyn Paull's Family
16) Delilah Balmer
17) Monika Osvald
18) Becs Bags
19) Deirdre Parker
20) Frances Cornish
21) Loris Pullen
22) Dress A Girl Australia

For larger images of the items, please click here. For more details on the dress distribution, please click here or on the 'Dress Distribution' tab which can be found at the top of this page.

Thank you so much to Lyn Garrard of Save the Children Australia for her time and effort spent in organizing this distribution. My heartfelt thank you to Belinda Ritchie, Coordinator of Wilcannia NSW for her time and effort she will be spending in distributing these dresses to the children. Thank you so much ladies. I will not be able to share these goodies without your help. Much appreciated.

If you want to know more about the works of Save the Children Australia, please click here or check out their facebook page here.


  1. I love that dresses I make can help children all over the world, but I am especially thrilled that two of my dresses will be helping children within Australia. You do a wonderful job, Gigi!!!

    1. Thank you Pam. It was a long road to get to this point but finally paid off. I too am excited about it.