Friday, February 22, 2013

Little Dresses for Africa

Junior League of Collin County volunteers attended a "Sewing Party" hosted by Sisterbration on January 21 at the Frisco Public Library to help sew together "Little Dresses for Africa." Martin Luther King Day was a befitting holiday of service for more than 75 volunteers, from five different agencies, who came together for a common sense of purpose and personal desire to participate.
Junior League of Collin County volunteer Claire Beach ironing pillowcases to be cut into dresses. Photo taken by James Edward.
A dozen women carrying sewing machines, ironing boards, and irons filtered into a meeting room to cut patterns, iron pillowcases, pin bias tape, and sew dresses for little girls who live more than 9,000 miles away. In just four hours, 61 dresses were finished and 200 were ready to be sewn.

Cece Liekar, Dr. Kimberly Clay, and Tamara Fuller. Photo taken by James Edward
Sisterbration will host another "Little Dresses for Africa Sewing Party" on Global Youth Service Day, April 27, 2013. Volunteers are welcome to join the party at Collin College in Frisco at 10:30 am. For more information on this volunteer opportunity, visit www.ldfasewingparty.eventbrite.com

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