Some of you may not be aware that this is a self-funded charity work and that I make handmade items to sell to raise money in order to sustain this cause.
Well, got new products to sell again and if there is anything you like I hope you will make a purchase.
1) Fabric button hairclips which sells for $5.00 per card -
2) Sewing Cloth dolls that wears a necklace with sewing tools as charm. Can also be used as keychain. Comes with a silver keyring. - sells for $12.00 per doll
3) "Express yourself" button banners. Express yourself on how and what you think about life through buttons. Unique present for those who seems to have everything and a great way to start a button collection. Sells at an introductory price of $4.95 per banner.
All these items for a wonderful cause. Check them out and if there is anything you like, please make a purchase. All proceeds will give hope to the people of Kalagi Uganda through clean water.
Again, In response to a lot of enquiries, I am not accepting dress donations at this time. If I see donated dresses at home, I am forced to make a distribution and at this stage I am Not administratively and financially ready to make a distribution. Dress A Girl Australia is on a break. If big non-profit organizations which gets big funding gets a break, I think an average person like me more than deserves it. Please be more understanding. I will make an announcement when am ready to accept donations. Thank you.
Looking for cards that make wonderful keepsakes? Check out these new handmade cards available for sale at 'handmadecards for you' by Soft Treasures. Proceeds from sales are donated to Dress A Girl Australia's campaign to raise funds to build a well and provide clean water and give hope to Kalagi Uganda. Once the target amount to build a well is met, proceeds will help pay for the cost sending dresses to disadvantaged kids around the world.
Here are the new cards available for sale. So unique...you will not find them anywhere else.
Or you can buy these donation cards for charity right here on Dress A Girl Australia's online shop.
Help spread hope this Christmas and throughout the new year 2015. Support and purchase these handmade items for a wonderful cause.
Christmas is still around the corner. It is not too late yet to make a purchase from an online shop that supports a wonderful cause and makes a difference to disadvantaged children around the world. Fabric gift cardholders that will make a great personal treasure long after the gift card inside has been used up. Please check it out and make a purchase if you look like it.
Everyone is advise that Dress A Girl Australia is closed for a much needed break effective today. Dress Operations will resume sometime in early April 2015.
The on-line shop will remain open and kept updated from time to time with new products. Please help support this cause by making a purchase. Thank you.
This is Dress A Girl Australia's final count for the year 2014 dress distributions around the world -
Dresses - 3,307
Boys Shorts - 766
T-shirts - 410
Quilts - 105
Ready to sew Kits - 42
Thank you to all the donors who contributed and made these numbers possible and my heartfelt thanks to everyone who ( through their financial support) helped in making these distributions happen. Thank you all for your kindness and generosity. Much appreciated.
With the above final FY14 numbers, Dress A Girl Australia since its inception in March 2011 has now provided 7,096 disadvantaged girls around the world with one new dress each. Here are the total numbers since March 2011 which now includes 2014 numbers -
Dresses - 7,096
Boys Shorts - 1,693
T-shirts - 783
Quilts - 135
Ready-to-sew kits - 99
And lastly, I also want to thank those who bought from my online shops and market stalls. Proceeds from your purchases contributed a whole lot to helping make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged kids around the world. Thank you so much for your patronage. Some of you especially those who purchased through markets did not realize that you were actually making a difference and making this world a better place by purchasing an item from my stall. Thank you for believing in my products. Thank you.
The dress sponsorships for Christmas distribution is now closed. I have started updating the album with dresses that I have sewn for the 65 sponsorships and have taken over 3 for non-confirmation. Thank you so much to all who sponsored dresses. Your kindness and generosity to make a difference to the lives of 62 disadvantaged kids this Christmas is much appreciated. Thank you.
Here is the link to the album of Dresses Sponsored.
Last night I wrote in my facebook page about 'giving tuesday' which is on the 2nd of December. 2014. Giving tuesday is a global movement to celebrate a day of giving to kick off the giving season.
I have joined the 'giving tuesday' movement and have come up with this idea on how to celebrate it with Dress A Girl Australia especially for Christmas and since I think I have a lot of time to sew this weekend. My idea of 'gi♥ing tuesday' is dress sponsorship with the proceeds from the sponsorship to be donated to the Dress A Girl Australia well campaign to provide clean water and hope to the people of Kalagi Uganda. The money that I have raised selling handmade items intended for the Dress A Girl well I have used to pay for the cost of sending dresses to different locations for Christmas distribution so I believe it is just right and fair that the proceeds of these sponsorships should go back to the Dress A Girl well fund. That is hitting two birds with one stone to make this world a better place. A dress and a well.
I will be sewing dresses for the next 3 days and some of these dresses will be posted here and in my facebook page. For $10.00 you get to give a dress including an undie, a mini teddy bear, a hair tie, a magic slate for perhaps the little girl to write her dreams, one lolly and a button that says 'am special'.. These dresses will be distributed in slum areas in the Philippines on Christmas day and make a little girl feel special perhaps for the first time. A picture will be taken of the girl who receives a christmas bag and sometime after christmas or January, will be forwarded to the donor of the package. I have chosen the Philippines as the location as I have a parcel that still have lots of space that I can use. I have not reached the minimum weight but need to pay the minimum cost so I decided to add these gift bags anyway it is Christmas. All the items in the bag were personally purchased by me and the fabrics from my personal collection. So especially for those who do not sew but wants to help make a difference to the lives of the less fortunate, this is a good opportunity. Watch out for the dresses that will be posted in a special album and please help spread the word around. It is Christmas. Thank you.
To know more about the Dress A Girl Australia well campaign, please click here. To know more about the 'giving tuesday' please click here. For any questions or more details, please write to email@example.com. Thank you.