Dress a Girl Around the World

  Imagine a world where every girl owned at least one dress

Our Youth Ambassadors

Meet Our
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Our Youth Ambassadors will be forming clubs and teaching girls to make dresses. They will also be involved in Dress a Girl leadership classes. Contact Rachel@h4wi.org for information

June! New Mexico!

My name is June, I am in 8th grade and 13 years old. I am a member of the National Junior Honor Society, Mayor’s Volunteer Partners, and Dress a Girl Around the World. Helping out in my community and country is a passion of mine. Some of my interests include sewing, art, and academic competitions, I’m always looking for the perfect opportunity to learn something new. I attend Aztec Church of Christ, where I began participating with our local Dress a Girl Around the World. I’ve enjoyed contributing my time to the group and recently began sewing the dresses and found I’ve really enjoyed it! The opportunity to make something so special for these girls is truly a humbling experience. I love my Lord and hope to show His light as I represent Dress a Girl in my community.

My name is Heaven. I’m the newly crowned Miss American Preteenager. As a 12 year old I’m born and raised in the nation’s capital of Washington, DC. Social justice and advocacy of others are my passions. I participate in peace rallies and events that spread the message of “stop the violence.” Giving back to our homeless neighbors is also something I focus heavily on. I can often be found raising awareness about their struggles or dropping off a care package to them to brighten their day. When not serving my community you can find me modeling, cheerleading, playing basketball or doing a craft project.

I also have a great love for sewing. My grandmother taught me how to sew at the very young age of 5. Dress a Girl Around the World bridges my love of helping others, interest in the fashion industry and making an impact in my community. I’m super excited to make a global impact through being an Ambassador for the program. I’ve already set the goal of creating 100 dresses by the end of the year. I’ve enlisted the help of my peers and we meet every Wednesday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm to create these dresses. I can’t wait to meet this goal or exceed it!

Southern California Youth Ambassador ~ Magnolia
Hi! My name is Magnolia Swire, I am 13 years old, and a triplet. Some of my hobbies include sewing, musical theater, reading, and writing stories. (so basically anything artsy) I have been sewing for about 4 years, and I love it. :) When I first heard about Dress A Girl Around the World, I knew I wanted to help out as much as I could. And when I read about why the dress labels were sewn on to every dress, it made me so sad to think that in so many places human trafficking was and still is so prominent. That is why I love being a part of something that gives other girls a chance to feel safe, and know that God's love for us is unconditional. I am thrilled to teach other people about it too. I plan on having a get together with some of my friends and family to teach them all about what Dress A Girl Around The World is, and how to make the dresses sustainable, beautiful, and “God’s Best Dress”. Hopefully I can even plan a larger event at my church once Covid has died down. I dream that one day I may be able to go deliver the dresses for DAG as well! So I am eagerly taking part in this beautiful organization to give girls all over the world dignity, protection, and the kind of courage only the Lord can provide, all the while growing in my journey of faith. I am discovering new ways to spread the kingdom of God! To stop focusing on worldly possessions, but instead focus on treasures only found with Christ.

Hannah ! Youth Ambassador! Massachusetts!

My name is Hannah and I live in West Bridgewater, MA and I am currently entering my senior year of high school. I became aware of Dress A Girl several years ago when our local library hosted an event to create DAG dress kits. When I first learned about DAG it instantly resonated with me as the narrative of social justice and equity that aligns with the mission statements of other organizations I am involved with. As Dress A Girl Youth Ambassador, I plan to expand our local DAG by working with the school and community to recruit other passionate youth as I feel it is truly impactful to be part of an organization where a dress - an item that most of us take for granted - can alter the course of a girl's future.

British Columbia, Canada, Youth Ambassador - Laura


My name is Laura and I’m a volunteer-minded 16-year-old living in West Vancouver, British Columbia. At school I enjoy playing in concert and jazz bands, competing on the badminton team, and participating in science club and and many other activities. I hope to bring Dress A Girl Around the World to my school and others in my community who are eager to sew beautiful dresses for a wonderful cause. Though just recently becoming a Youth Ambassador, I am very excited to be a part of an organization that is doing such important work to benefit girls in need around the world. My Nonna taught me to sew and I have grown up around strong women who spend much of their time trying to improve the lives of others, so Dress a Girl is a meaningful blend of many things I enjoy! I look forward to creating awareness about DAG and inspiring others around me to help bring joy and dignity to young girls.

Keily! San Francisco Bay Area!

Hi! My name is Keily. I’m a high school student in the San Francisco Bay Area. I became involved with dress a girl in May 2018 and have been sewing dresses ever since! I’m currently working on a project to send 100 dresses to Bogotá, Colombia. I’m excited to be an ambassador for DAG and involve others in my community!

Janice! HONG KONG!

Hi, my name is Janice. I'm 12 years old and I live in Hong Kong. I first started sewing two years ago at a summer camp where I learned how to make dresses. Ever since then, I have fallen in love with sewing, especially sewing cute dresses for girls. My younger sister is too big for those dresses, so I thought I could donate them instead. While researching where I could send the dresses, I chanced upon DAG! Sewing dresses for girls in need is even more meaningful. I will be hosting events in Hong Kong with some kind volunteers who are keen to sew. My goal is 30 dresses but hopefully we will end up with more. When I have reached my goal, I plan to hand deliver the dresses to the little girls who live in poor villages in Mainland China. I'm so excited! 
Lily! Kentucky!
    Lily is a Kentucky teen who is passionate about helping people in her community and around the world. She is involved in her community and school through activities such as founding the Webster County Community Service Club, serving as President of Webster County 4-H Sewing Club, and serving on the Kentucky 4-H Fashion Leadership Board. She believes that this organization is truly blessing little girls around the world and wants to use her talents and the talents of her community to positively impact others. When a passionate and caring group of individuals come together to accomplish a goal for the glory of God amazing things will happen. Lily is bringing her community and state together in order to use their skills to Dress A Girl Around the World.
Emma! Indiana!

My name is Emma, and I am from Indiana. I’m currently a senior in high school. Through my participation in 4H, my love for sewing and designing developed. In 4H I participate in sewing, cooking, scrapbooking, and photography. I’m also involved in Student Council, Future Business Leaders of America, I’ve established my own Relay for Life Team, and I enjoy volunteering.   I plan on going to college to double major in Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising. I came across Dress A Girl Around the World and thought it would be a perfect way to use my talents to benefit others. Besides sewing, I enjoy reading, scrapbooking, exercising, golfing, and spending time with my family.  I can’t wait to start my journey with Dress A Girl Around the World, making girls feel loved in perhaps what will be the only dress they’ve ever owned.

Kansas Youth Ambassador! Sarah!

My name is Sarah , aged 18 of Southwestern Kansas. I am presently attending Sporty’s Flight School to get my private pilot's license and I am studying at Grand Canyon University earning a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Film with an emphasis in Screenwriting. I love writing, and I am currently writing a children’s book series. I work as a teacher's assistant for the Learn and Play Project, an early learning program designed to help both the children and their parents. I enjoy working with kids and have been blessed to work with sweet and bright ones. Over the years I have made quilts and other fabric items for varies organizations. I am looking forward to working with Dress a Girl Around the World that inspires girls to be the amazing humans that they were designed to be.
Psalm 68:11, The Lord gives the command; the women who proclaim the good tidings are a great host/army.

San Francisco Bay Area! Gigi!

My name is Gigi. I am a San Francisco Bay Area high school student. Dress A Girl speaks to me because of the issues it values—social justice, human development and ethical integrity. As the Bay Area Youth Ambassador, I have the opportunity to be a representative for change, through an artistic medium I love, that brings joy to children all over our world.

Our Illinois Your Ambassador--Emma

My name is Emma and I live in Alton, Illinois. I became involved with Dress A Girl Around the World through a service and leadership based organization. In January of 2016 I hosted a dress making event at my school, and with the help of community members we were able to donate 80 dresses! I'm incredibly excited to be a part of this organization and continue helping children in need.
Aashna! Illinois Youth Ambassador

Hi, my name is Aashna! I’m 16 years old, and I live in Barrington, Illinois. Currently, I’m involved with Science Olympiad, Class Board, Badminton, etc at my high school, and I’m eager to introduce Dress A Girl to my school. I’ve always loved sewing, and when I discovered Dress A Girl, I instantly loved it. I’m so glad that I get to use my passion to make a difference by empowering girls and young women. Dress A Girl Around the World is such an important organization that empowers and protects girls around the world by providing them with a dress they can call their own. I’m honored to be representing Dress A Girl as a youth ambassador. My goal is to continue making dresses and to spread awareness about this wonderful organization within my community!
Courtney--Maine Youth Ambassador

My name is Courtney and I am a 17 year old high school senior and National Honor Society member at Buckfield High School in Maine.  I participate in many school activities and I’m also a member of the Maine Bisons- a church youth group that travels to Buffalo, New York each summer to provide community service- in soup kitchens, refurbishing houses and working with immigrant children.
I’m excited about the Dress a Girl Around The World program.  I like the idea of providing dresses for little girls that may not otherwise have a new dress.  My goal is to contribute 100 dresses in the next year.  I’ve talked to classmates, relatives and community members about the project and they’re all excited and willing to help out. I’ve also spoken with my dentist about sending dresses with him on his next humanitarian trip to Haiti.   
My grandmother was a seamstress and I was fortunate that she taught me all the basics about sewing before she passed away.  Now I can use those skills to bring a smile to a little girl’s face.

Mississippi Youth Ambassador--Lizzie

My name is Lizzie, I am from Brookhaven, Mississippi.  I just recently found out about Dress a Girl Around The World. As soon as my mom told me about it I instantly new I wanted to be involved. I have completed 5 dresses already and I'm planning on making lots more, as well as getting many more people involved!

Angelia Texas 

" Hi, my name is Angelia and I'm 12 years old. I am the new Youth Ambassador for Texas. I found out about "Dress A Girl Around the World" when I needed to sew something for charity to earn a gold sewing badge for my scout group Navigators USA. I am super excited to sew dresses for girls around the world who need them, because otherwise they might never get a dress. I plan on hosting a sewing event to get friends and family involved and sew lots of dresses."

Washington Youth Ambassador--Christine

My name is Christine and as a long time Girl Scout I’ve learned the importance of making a difference in the lives of others. It was through Girl Scouts that I first became aware of Dress a Girl Around the World. I knew I wanted to become involved with this organization when I began looking for a project for my Girl Scout Silver Award. As a girl helping girls I’m excited about sharing the vision of Dress A Girl and inspiring my community of friends, neighbors, churches and others to join me in sewing dresses which provide safety and joy to so many girls in need. This fun and creative service opportunity has a serious and lasting global impact that I’m proud to be a part of.

Halifax Canada Youth Ambassador - Ashley

My name is Ashley and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  I came across Dress A Girl last year when I was looking for an outreach project for my church and school to get involved with.  I immediately knew this was the project I wanted to do when I came across the website.

After many pillowcase donations, members from my church and school community came together for a sewing party and sewed over 150 dresses.

We are planning on taking these dresses on our mission trip this March to the Dominican Republic and see directly how this will change a young girls life. I was so happy to see how so many different people came together to make this project a success. 

Knowing that people live in poverty breaks my heart, and makes me want to do my part to make their life better.

As a teenage girl who has the privilege of owning many dresses, I can't begin to imagine not having even one dress to call my own!

Dress A Girl Is such a simple yet great campaign that helps so many girls feel loved and important. I love helping others and spreading God's love. I definitely think by being a part of the Dress A Girl team, it can help me with my dream to help others even more. 

 Toronto Canada Youth Ambassador - Nia

My Name is Nia and I am a grade eleven student from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  I have moved across Canada, living in the cities of Victoria, West Vancouver, and now finally Toronto. With involvement with Student Council, Environment Club, Model United Nations, Free the Children, Second Harvest, and Cheerleading, I dedicate the majority of my time to my school and community. Dress a Girl Around the World interestea me because of the significant impact one dress can make on a girl. Sewing dresses enables me to discover and develop my own creativity while providing love and dignity to girls. I have introduced Dress a Girl Around the World to my school and also want to continue to promote the organization to others. I hope to broaden the awareness of Dress a Girl Around the World throughout Canada while continuing to sew my own dresses!

Madelynn California Youth Ambassador

I am currently 11 years old and I love to sew.  I've been sewing since I was 7 years old and have been involved with DAG for the last 4 years.  It all started with my grandma's friend who taught me how to sew and introduced me to DAG at Bayside Church in Granite Bay, California.  I participated in DAG at Bayside Church for two years while taking sewing lessons, and then moved to Southern California where I continued to take sewing lessons and participate in the Northern California DAG events throughout the year.  I have a heart for orphans and children in need and spend time also sewing and crocheting blankets and hats for orphans.  I recently started a DAG from my home and we have collectively sewn 30 dresses.  We are scheduled to meet monthly with our next event being on August 8th.  I would love to represent the DAG as the Jr Ambassador because it gives me the opportunity to serve girls around the world and to insure that the dresses are distributed to those in need.