Round 3 – Here We Go…

500 Dresses – Round 3

Deadline – October 31

You wanna know something kind of gross? I sewed right through my finger. I’m not kidding. When my mom and I were in the midst of the first round of 500 Dresses, I guess I got to sewing a little too fast and the needle went clear through my index finger. It is kind of surreal to see your finger attached to the sewing machine.  I survived (obviously) and it didn’t hurt as much as you would think, but my mom took one look at it and almost passed out. (She doesn’t have a stomache for stuff like that.)

That incident did not cause my love of sewing machines to grow…which brings me to the reason I have hesitated to set a deadline for the next shipment of dresses. Once the deadline is out there, I am forced to dive in to whatever God is going to do with this ministry this fall. Don’t get me wrong, this whole dress thing has been an incredible blessing, but I have always had a kind of love/hate relationship with sewing machines and I’m not really interested in anymore self-inflicted stitches.

But one thing that became incredibly obvious to me during Round 2 of 500 Dresses is that there are a lot of people who do enjoy sewing; especially for little girls who don’t have any pretty little dresses. So I am excited to facilitate the sewing and sending of m0re dresses (and shorts) to Haiti.

I will accept dresses and shorts until the end of October, and then I will ship them off to Mission to Haiti. Click on the “Get Involved” button on top of this page for ways you can take part this fall.

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