99-Year Old Woman Makes A Dress A Day For Charitable Organization That Seeks to Empower Little Girls in Africa

A 99-year old Iowa woman named Lillian Weber has thoughtfully hand sewn over 840 dresses for “Little Dresses for Africa“, an outreach organization that seeks to empower little girls in Africa.

Little Dresses for Africa is a non-profit 501c3, Christian organization, which provides relief to the children of Africa. Simple dresses are made out of pillow cases, and distributed through the orphanages, churches and schools in Africa to plant in the hearts of little girls that they are worthy! Knowing the history of the girls in Africa and the difficult road that lay ahead, Rachel O’Neill decided she would take some dresses to the children in the villages. A small group of ladies began to sew simple little dresses, made out of pillowcases, to be distributed to young girls through the orphanages in Africa.

Lillian hopes to reach 1,000 dresses by May 6, 2015 – her 100th birthday.

What started as a hobby has become a daily labor of love. Lillian says she starts work on a dress in the morning, takes a break during the midday, and puts finishing touches in the afternoon…“When I get to that thousand, if I’m able to. I won’t quit. I’ll go at it again because there’s no reason to not do nothing.” – WQAD 8

via WQAD 8, Huffington Post

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.