Izzy and I wanted to do our bit so we found an old Elmer Backpack and filled it with items we thought might be useful.
One of the items suggested to go in the Backpack was a dress which got me thinking........
I have a bedroom full of pretty dresses!! I emailed Mary's Meals and I am very proud to say that they were very happy to collect some pillowcase dresses along with the Backpacks from Izzy's school today so 50 pillowcase dresses will soon be on their way to Malawi! Result!!!
|Can you see your dress??|
A dress will be put into 50 individual backpacks to be distributed to little girls who need them at schools in Malawi. Mary's Meals told me that for many children the backpacks will be the first gifts they ever receive. Izzy was very proud to be involved.
You can find out more about Mary's Meals here. Maybe your school would like to get involved in the Backpack Project? You can email Mary's Meals to find out more at firstname.lastname@example.org. Not only are you helping children get an education in developing countries but its a really good way of helping your own children gain an understanding of the difficulties faced by children in other countries and how we can all make a difference even in a small way. Its costs just £6.15 to feed a child in Malawi for a whole school year! Thats not much is it? If you want to donate you can find out how here
I'D like to say a huge thanks to Allyson from The Bellingham Soap Company who came across me on Twitter recently and sent me a box full of fabric to make dresses with.
There is so much fabric! Its fantastic. We will be able to make so many dresses with it. I have been toying with the idea of having some sewing parties since reading about them on Peggys Pickles blog. A few local bloggers have expressed an interest in learning how to make a dress and now I have this fabric its seems rude not to so watch this space!! Thank you so much for your very kind gesture!
I have very kindly been featured on Peggy Pickles blog recently. You can read it here and also get an update on her dress challenge!