Friday, January 14, 2011

Girl Scouts' dresses in Ethiopia

The Berthoud, Co. Girl Scouts sent 100 dresses with  friends serving in Ethiopia. This little girl received bread and a dress- what a great day!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sewing Day at Lifespring Church

The second Monday of every month, ladies gather to make dresses, shorts, pjs and blankets through Dress A Girl Around the World. These items will go to with Jean to  El Salvador and with a local Methodist Church as they travel to a women's prison in Kenya. Children have to come with their mothers and need warm, clean clothes.  Thanks ladies for your heart of service.

Another volunteer from Longmont, Co., Alice who's 90, made 30 pair of shorts and some of her friends helped with these cute yarn toys for the boys.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Good job ladies- keep on sewin'

I received this email from Kristi Cook at Group Publishing here in Loveland. She needs hundreds of dress and shorts for their upcoming mission trips. If you need kits, I've got plenty.
Call me at 970-776-9029.

Hi Carolyn,
Thank you so much for the dresses and shorts.  I took them to Mexico, where we spent four days building a house!  On the 5th day, we went to an orphanage that takes in handicapped kids, and the four girls that live in this home (only 24 kids total) had already gone home to spend Christmas with their family, so I left 4 beautiful dresses for them, along with most of the shorts.  The house mom requested to take some of the gifts we brought to give them to the boys for Christmas, which is why I didn’t get any photos of the boys with shorts.  I am very sorry!  I know how nice it is to see photos, especially after all your hard work. The local missionary, Kelly, offered to take the rest of the dresses and other shorts to one or two other homes in January and offered to send pictures then.  I will send the photos on when I get them.  Both Kelly and the housemom were very encouraged that you and a group of women had made the dresses for their kids!!  Thank you so much for sending them with me, it was a privilege to deliver them, my only regret is that I have no photos to show you!

We may have a trip to Ecuador in March, but then we have trips to Peru and to Haiti scheduled for June, July, August and October, Dominican Republic in November.  We may even return to Kenya over Labor Day

Thanks for all your hard work!

I hope you had a very nice Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Books for Uganda

In March, we are loading a container with the assistance of Help International here in Loveland. The container will be shipped to benefit African Christian Childrens' Libraries and Smile Africa. We are sending library books, Christian teaching materials for children and adults, furniture for the library and school, medical supplies like wheelchairs, walkers, gloves, hospital beds etc.
We can fit 45 pallettes of goods in the container plus Smile Africa will keep the container to use as a classroom and new library.
Between now and March 1, if you have books to donate, please let me know and I can get them from you or you can drop them at my house. Spread the word at church, school, work, service clubs, friends.
Here's what we are looking for:
Children's Bibles
Children's Bible story books
Picture books
Easy readers
Chapter books
Books for teens
Study Bibles
Christian books for women and men
Reference books like dictionaries, atlas
Christian teaching cds and dvds
Educational materials for children or adults that are culturally appropriate
Please no Disney, Barbie, secular Christmas or Easter, anything with wizardry or magic, American cartoon figures.
Prefer: concept books like numbers, shapes, letters, animals, geography, science, world history, biographies of great Americans, especially African Americans, Christian leaders, inspirational stories, classics, etc.
If you want to help but don't have any books, you can go to and get a children's Bible story book for $6 and ship it to me.
With God's help and yours, we can bring the gift of hope through literacy to the children and adults in Uganda!!