IN THE COMMUNITY
100 DRESSES FOR LITTLE DRESSES FOR AFRICA PROJECT
COLLABORATING SINCE 2010
Little Dresses for Africa – LDFA is a Christian based non-profit organization whose mission is to provide relief to vulnerable children throughout the continent of Africa and abroad. Volunteers from all over the world support by making little dresses out of pillow cases or other simple patterns. LDFA sends the donated dresses through missions teams, mails them directly to verified communities and takes them personally with their short term teams. To date they've delivered millions of dresses and shorts to children around the world, and their efforts don't end there. They’ve taken on a very active and committed role in assisting with the betterment of the communities these children reside in by building wells, housing, and providing educational resources.
Gwen has collaborated with LDFA on various projects since 2010. In 2015 Gwen Beloti Collection organized the 100 Dresses for LDFA Project. Gwen alongside student and adult-community volunteers from across NYC, gather annually to make and design 100 dresses.
On Saturday June 29th 2019 it hosted its 5th 100 Dresses for Little Dresses for Africa Project, having now made and donated over 500 dresses.
The project is funded by Gwen Beloti Collection with support by donors.
The materials that are used to decorate and embellish the pillowcases are mostly excess fabric pieces and trimmings from the season's collection.
For Giving Tuesday 2019 Gwen Beloti Collection has committed to furthering it's sustainability efforts in 2020. Dresses will be constructed and designed entirely from excess materials.
If you would like to support email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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