Plan where to hold your event.
Do you want a small group of friends in your home?
Do you want to hold it at your church, club or school and invite a large group?
Invite your friends, colleagues, club or church members.
Ask them to bring pillowcases (not thin) and/or sturdy cotton fabric, trim, double wide bias tape, elastic, sewing machines, irons and ironing boards.
Print patterns from the Dress a Girl Website.
Print Flo's Guidelines
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for the sewing manual
Order Dress a Girl labels from our web store!
Help Dress a Girl by asking about Kohl's Cares for Kids' program. We are not partners but they have a great program and many stores have sent employees to our events and Dress a Girl then received grants which helps this program continue. See their program at www.kohls.com/cares
On the Day of the Event!
Set up tables, have power cords available for sewing machines. Have one or more irons and ironing boards (depending upon the size of your group) Set up stations for cutting the pillowcases/fabric, elastic, trim, etc. (non-sewers can do this and match up trim, pockets, etc for the sewers. Non-sewers can also pin the bias tape and pockets on for the sewers.
Hang already made quality dress examples, photos of girls wearing our dresses--you can find many photos in our gallery!
Go over your checklist:
Irons & Ironing Boards?
Rack or Clothesline to display completed dresses?
The Guests are Arriving!!
Flo Says: Now is the Time to Relax and Have Fun!
Think about the precious girls who will be receiving these dresses!
Celebrate as each dress is completed!
Show a video from Dress a Girl Around the World!
Encourage everyone to give her best!
Please allow your guests the opportunity to donate to Dress a Girl so we can continue to dress girls around the world. Guests can write their tax-deductible check to Hope 4 Women International and write "dress a girl" in the memo.
Share the information on Dress a Girl and Hope 4 Women International. We will send you fliers, etc upon request.
Send your completed dresses and please add at least $1 per dress to help defray our costs.
Hope 4 Women International P.O. Box 8061 Tempe, AZ 85281
Hope 4 Women International
P.O. Box 8061
Tempe, AZ 85281