Friday, 12 October 2018

Make a Difference this Christmas by Sponsoring a Dress

Another 10 weeks to go and it will be Christmas time once again. Help make a difference before the year 2018 fades away by sponsoring a dress. You have lots of options to choose from and more will be made available in the coming weeks.
1) If you want a girl as a recipient of your sponsorship, here are a few samples to choose from - I call these school dress kits. A school dress kit includes a dress, an undie and a school bag which has 2 exercise books, 3 pencils, sharpener and eraser. A kit that will help a girl prepare for a new school year or help her finish the school year. All of this for $12.00 sponsorship only. To sponsor, click on any of the images below -

2) If you want a boy to be a recipient of your sponsorship, here are a few samples to choose from. A boys' set of clothes comes with a new t-shirt, a new pair of shorts to match the new t-shirt and an undie.. All of this for $12.00 sponsorship only. To sponsor, click on any of the images below -

3) You can also sponsor pairs of socks for girls - You can go for a good dozen for 12 pairs of happy feet. Just click on the image below to sponsor for $10.00 
 or half-a-dozen pairs of socks for 6 pairs of happy feet for $6.00 this Christmas. All you have to do is click on the image below -
4) Or if you are into little girls,  then these two sets of clothes for 2 six-year olds are right for you to sponsor. For $20.00 you get to sponsor a new shirt and a skirt with undie and a new shirt and pair of girls' pants with undie. To sponsor, all you have to do is click on the image below -
Why not help bring smiles to this world this Christmas by sponsoring a dress. For more selections, click on the link below - Thank you.

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Dress Distribution #112 - for the children of the Philippines

For my second trip to Asia this year with a stopover in the Philippines, I have decided to handcarry this bag weighing 10 kilos - 
with 55 dresses and 14 sets of t-shirts and pairs of short for the boys inside for the children of the Philippines -
made possible by the following donors -
1) Colleen Mundt
2) Judy Nicholson
3) Kaylee Healy
4) Lyn Granger
5) Anne McGinnes
6) Jo Stubbs
7) Monika Osvald
8) Yvonne Henderson
9) Keren Lynch
10) Dress A Girl Australia

To see larger images of the handmade dresses and boys' sets, click on the image of dresses above or click here. Thank you to all the donors for their wonderful donations and for helping make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children in the Philippines. It is much appreciated. Thank you.

Feedback on Dress Distribution #113 - Siem Reap Cambodia

This picture was taken at the Home of Joy Orphanage of the Sisters of the Missionaries of Charity (Mother Teresa Sisters) in Siem Reap Cambodia when my friends and I delivered a parcel of 25 handmade dresses for the children in their orphanage. In the picture is the head of the orphanage and a lay missionary(far left) working in Phnom Penh and was visiting Siem Reap at the time we visited to attend a retreat. Due to a very tight schedule (the orphanage was actually closed when we went) the sisters will make the actual distribution of the dresses on my behalf.
As a donation to the orphanage and the parish church which was about 4 blocks away from the orphanage, I bought this wooden replica of the Virgin Mary wearing a Khmer attire and was blessed by the parish priest. 
I was told that Cambodians are well gifted in the art of wood crafts. The parish church provides a place for these local artisans to showcase their talents while at the same time earn an honest income from the works of their hands. The parish church was not your typical catholic church you see/observed everywhere around the world. They had no church pews as everyone attending a mass sat on the floor. They have merged their local culture to the way they practice the catholic religion. The statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary was dressed in a traditional Khmer attire and their tabernacle in the altar was shaped like a traditional Khmer house. I was glad I made the time to visit the orphanage and the church.
One day when you get the chance to visit Siem Reap, you should visit their church and the orphanage. The places are easy to find as they are located about 5mins walk from the Angkor National Museum.

And sharing with you a perfect picture of sunrise at Angkor Wat. This was about 6am in the morning. What a beauty and certainly not to be missed when you visit Siem Reap Cambodia.

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Other Donations to Dress A Girl Australia 2018

These 22 t-shirts have been kindly sewn by Monika Osvald from a batch of t-shirt fabric materials I bought last year. She has probably sewn almost a hundred t-shirts for Dress A Girl Australia. 
Also sent by Monika are these bunch of fabrics great to sew for pairs of shorts which can be matched against these handmade t-shirts.
Thank you Monika for sewing these t-shirts and for the donated fabrics. Your sewing skills is such a great contribution to Dress A Girl Australia's goal of making a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children. Your sewing skills and your willingness to offer your time and energy to make these handmade t-shirts is very much appreciated. Thank you.

2018 Dress Donations 5,6 & 7 for 2018 Distribution

Two more donations received last week and my own batch of personal donations have been added to the Dress Distribution #112 Philippine Collection.
1) Donation #5 is a parcel of 8 dresses from Keren Lynch -
2) Donation #6 is a parcel of 2 dresses, a pair of leggings and a matching T-shirt from Monika Osvald -
3) Donation #7 is a collection of 10 dresses which I have sewn and my personal contribution to this distribution -
Thank you to Keren and Monika for their wonderful donations. Much appreciated.

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

2018 Dress Donations 3 & 4 for 2018 Distribution

Two more parcels arrived early last week with dresses for dress distribution #112.
1) Donation # 3 is a parcel of 8 dresses with 8 undies from Anne McGinnes -
 2) Donation #4 is a parcel of 8 dresses from Jo Stubbs -
Thank you for your donations Anne and Jo. Much appreciated.

2018 Dress Donations 1 & 2 for 2018 Distribution

It is not too late yet for 2018 distributions. These dresses will be handcarried and handed over by me for distribution to the children of Tondo, Manila, Philippines. I will be leaving for another Asian trip this Sunday, 14th of October and will be back by the end of October month to prepare for a Christmas distribution.
1) Donation #1 is a parcel of 5 handmade dresses from Kaylee Healy -
2) Donation #2 is a parcel of 6 dresses and a $20.00 donation for postage from Judy Nicholson -
Thank you so much to Kaylee and Judy for their generous donations. Much appreciated.

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Another Trip this coming weekend

Am leaving for another Asian trip this coming weekend. You still have time to make a difference to a life of another child. Sponsor a dress. All you have to do is click here or click on the image below. Thank you.

Kids from Cambodia

if only i had more than a day in phnom penh (was only there yesterday for a day)i could have sewn and brought more dresses to share with the children of Cambodia’s killing fields. maybe in my next trip.