North Carolina USA
Member since 7/19/11
Date: 9/19/11 2:11 PM
Do you have excess fabric you'll never use?
I saw this great article in the NY Times last week, and the details are on the columnist's blog:
Can Old Dresses Help a Kenyan Dressmaker?
Jane has successfully lifted herself out of poverty by re-fashioning old bridesmaids dresses, but needs help again due to adverse circumstances. I plan to send her a few pieces of my dressier fabrics. There is an address you can send stuff to and they will get it to her:
Half the Sky, c/o Show of Force, 430 East 10th Street, Suite 3A; New York, NY 10009.
Member since 4/7/07
Date: 9/21/11 12:04 PM
Hi, I saw that article in the NYT as well...very good cause; I plan to send some as well.
|Lee Ann Hawkins
Member since 1/11/03
Date: 9/22/11 2:24 AM
What a great idea! I will send some as well. Thanks for posting this.
Member since 5/30/05
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Date: 9/22/11 6:36 AM
If you are doing this, then some money for shipping the dresses would probably be helpful too. Most charities that ship good directly to developing countries end up with far too many goods and not enough funds for shipping.