Every parent of a girl can identify and every parent understands the world is not a safe place for some girls. The threats of slavery and abuse are very real for girls in parts of the world that we, living here in our warm safe homes can't even imagine. A new dress on these little girls says "somebody cares about me...I am special." It may not seem like a big deal to us, but it's a detractor against that abuse and it matters.
Some 200 men (yes men!), women and children gathered together on Bayside's annual Serve Day to make dresses for girls. It was a flurry of activity, even for those who don't sew. The room was alive with hope while little silent prayers were sent up to the "music" of the laughter, the making of new friends and the hum of the machines.
We all believed we will make a difference in a life. Here is our Serve Day story in pictures...
Sue packs up the day...Looking for a new home for our Sew Fests at Bayside.
Laurel. Loving Dress a Girl.