― Henry van Dyke
“Are you willing to stoop down and consider the needs and desires of little children; to remember the weaknesses and loneliness of people who are growing old; to stop asking how much your friends love you, and to ask yourself if you love them enough; to bear in mind the things that other people have to bear on their hearts; to trim your lamp so that it will give more light and less smoke, and to carry it in front so that your shadow will fall behind you; to make a grave for your ugly thoughts and a garden for your kindly feelings, with the gate open? Are you willing to do these things for a day? Then you are ready to keep Christmas!”
― Henry van Dyke
And wishing everyone PEACE this holiday season. MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone!!
It's almost Christmas Day!. With more passion and perseverance to make the dream of helping more disadvantaged kiddies around the world a bigger reality in 2016, a few more hours were spent sewing again yesterday and the dresses below and this time with a matching t-shirt, pairs of shorts and undie for boys were added to my Dress Sponsorship Program for 2016.
Proceeds will help my fundraising for 2016 postage and with your help through sponsorship provide a little financial assistance to kids in need of medical help. Make a difference before Christmas day is upon us or even on Christmas day. For as little as $10.00 you can sponsor a dress and live the Christmas spirit, share and bring joy, peace and happiness to the world most specially to the silent disadvantaged kiddies. To sponsor, all you have to do is click on the image above or click on the below -
Thank you and Merry Christmas! And dont forget to spread the word around!
** Sponsored dresses will be distributed at Easter time **
A few hours ago I wrote an article about a few kids from the Philippines and who were recipients of this year's Christmas distribution needing financial help for their medical needs. I thought this is a very worthwhile cause to support from my sewing. I have raised money to build a well in Uganda last year. I have raised money for the Pittwater Friends of Soibada, a non-profit organization based in Avalon NSW for their construction projects in Soibada Timor Leste which by the way is still going on until the end of December 2015 so I think it is time to spend my sewing time for another location and this time for medical assistance to kids in need.
Effective today, my Dress Sponsorship Program will be supporting a new project (Project Medical Aid). This will be the first project I am initiating and a very bold one for the year 2016. Proceeds from the sponsorship of any dresses sewn from any of the fabrics below will be donated to Project Medical Aid. I am wishing myself all the luck in the world.
For details on the article I wrote, please click here. Dresses sewn and sponsored will be allocated for 2016 distributions. Based on my count, I think I have enough fabrics to sew about 50 dresses so if you want to make a difference and share your blessings not only this Christmas but anyday of the year, why not sponsor a dress. All you have to do is click on the image above or click on the link below. Thank you.
I will not be able to do some sewing for dress sponsorships so in lieu of this to continue to raise money for the construction projects of Pittwater Friends of Soibada in Timor Leste, I will be selling some Christmas handmade items which I made in the last few months and of which I was not able to sell in the Dreamers Markets Christmas market last week due to medical emergency. A portion of the proceeds from any sale will be donated to the Pittwater Friends fundraising.
As of today, I have raised $760.00 from Dress Sponsorships and am aiming for $1000 by the end of December.
Items for sale have been posted with URL links in my facebook page but will be posting same here in my blog sometime today. Here is the link to the facebook album -
If there is anything you like, please make a purchase. Proceeds go to a very worthwhile cause. Any questions regarding any of the items and/or donations made to Pittwater Friends if a sale is made, a spreadsheet will be made available so everything is transparent to everyone or you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
The deadline last week closes the acceptance of any dress donations for the year. Due to an unforeseen medical emergency, I will not be accepting any dress donations so please do not send any more dresses and/or parcels until further advised. I will try my best to make sure all dresses are distributed as planned and all pictures from the distributions that will be available will be posted here. My heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported this campaign during the year 2015. It is very much appreciated. Thank you.