It’s never too late to do some good: Sewing for Charity

Lately, I’ve been doing some soul searching. After all these years, I’m still trying to find my place in this world. My goals keeps changing, as it should, since life is always changing.  We are so blessed. I am grateful for every one of those blessings everyday. So even though my goals have changed, it doesn’t mean my mission or purpose has to also. I’ve always believed that my mission is to help children. I’ve always made my mission what I do as my “9 to 5” job. I’ve been a preschool teacher, as well as a child development specialist and a social worker for children with special needs. And of course my biggest mission and purpose in life and the best ever job I’ve ever had, being a mother to my 2 beautiful children. I have decided that I would like to do some volunteer work. I am going to sew for charity. Specifically, to help little girls. I’ve been researching this for awhile and I would like to sew dresses for little girls. I have chosen the dress a girl around the world organization. A “Dress a girl” label is sewn to the outside of each dress to indicate to predators that this child is being looked after by an organization. For information on how to get involved and sew dresses for little girls and to purchase labels, go to the dress a girl around the world website. You can also get information on how to get a template for the labels if you prefer not to purchase them.

Another organization I am interested in sewing for is Little dresses for Africa (click here for link to website)

If you are also interested in sewing for charity, here is a list of some helpful articles and resources. They all have a list of organizations to choose from to do this wonderful deed.

1. Six ways to share your sewing skills with those in need by Craftsy.com

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Photo courtesy of Dress a girl around the world at dressagirlaroundtheworld.com

2. Free girl’s dress patterns and charity sewing by Itsalwaysautumn.com

3. Sewing charity list by allfreesewing.com

4. Free patterns for charity by Nancysnotions.com

5. Sewing charity list by cyberseams.com

6. Dress a girl around the world

7. Little dresses for Africa

“I’m convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they’re stones that don’t matter. As long as you’re breathing, it’s never too late to do some good”.- Maya Angelou

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway. If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway. What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway. Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.

Mother Teresa
Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

Today I am grateful for the gift of sewing and the opportunity to help others.

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2 Comments

  1. Brilliant blog post – I am inspired! Will look into these. Thanks for the recent like on my blog. So happy to have found your blog, its an uplifting place to be – will click to follow you now 🙂

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