Little Dresses and Shorts for Africa

Little Dresses

With the help of people from the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Ligonier Valley in Ligonier, PA, and other volunteers across the country, several hundred dresses were made for the girls at the school.  Next year the boys at the school will be receiving handmade shorts from the same group of generous sewers! Little Dresses for Africa is a non-profit organization in the United States that invented a pattern whereby dresses are easily made from pillow cases—in all sizes and designs. Rev. Waun took several suitcases packed full of the dresses and they were distributed to the girls on a bright and sunny day.  They were thrilled to learn that they were not “school property”, and that they could keep the dresses! Click here for a link to a little video taken on Dress Distribution Day!


Two years later over 200 boys at the school received handmade shorts created by women at the UU Fellowship of the Ligonier Valley, PA.  The boys were very happy that they have people in the U.S. who are thinking of them.  Click here to see a video clip showing the excitement of the boys receiving their new shorts.





Little Dresses Little Dresses, Big Smiles Two tiny girls discuss their dresses
Distribution of shorts Little boy in his new shorts Two friends try on their shorts