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Church group donates 10k homemade dresses to Dress A Girl Around The World campaign

WHITNEY POINT, N.Y. - Some dedicated seamstresses are celebrating a milestone in Whitney Point.

About 12 to 15 women calling themselves the "Sew 'n Sews" create dresses for the Dress A Girl Around The World campaign.

The Christian charity distributes them to needy girls in poor countries.

The women who gather each Friday at the United Methodist Church recently crossed the 10,000 dress mark.

They're made using donated leftover material or other forms of recycled fabric such as sheets and pillow cases.

"We have not purchased anything. Everything has been donated to us. Times when we think our fabric is getting low, on a Friday morning we're absolutely convinced that this is God's work because somebody walks through that door with more fabric for us," said Ellis.

The dresses are created in assembly line fashion, allowing women who don't sew to perform other tasks.

The Sew 'n Sews have been making the dresses for the past eight years.

Ellis says labels are sewn into the dresses which she feels helps to protect the girls from being exploited by letting people know that they're cared for.


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