Local sewers ‘Dress a Girl’

Make 108 garments during ‘Sew Fest’ at Bayside Church
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More than 50 girls, moms and grandmothers gathered together at Bayside Church in Granite Bay Oct. 8 to sew dresses to be distributed to girls in 55 countries for the Dress a Girl Around the World campaign. By the end of the day, 108 garments had been made. Roughly 50,000 dresses have been sewn since Dress a Girl’s start two years ago, said area coordinator Susan Bushell. The campaign is part of a nondenominational Christian organization called Hope 4 Women International. All people are welcome to participate. “These dresses are helping protect her from potential abuse, because when she is wearing torn or tattered clothing, she is a prime target for abuse,” Bushell said. “It’s saying no one cares, no one is watching out for her, she isn’t valued.” These dresses make her feel loved and special, she said. ~ Sena Christian