Dress a Girl

Dress a Girl workshops: “Dress a Girl Around the World is a Campaign under Hope 4 Women International (a 501 (c) 3 organization) bringing dignity to women around the world since 2006.  Hope 4 Women International is a nondenominational independent Christian organization. We dream of a world in which every girl has at least one new dress.  We want girls to know that they are worthy of respect, and that they are loved by God.” The Dress a Girl label on the outside front of the dress helps to protect girls from predators (http://www.dressagirlaroundtheworld.com/).

Our local DAG team meets in Tupper Lake periodically to make dresses for God’s little girls. So far, we’ve made over 6,765 dresses that we’ve sent to Haiti, Nepal, South America, Uganda, India, Romania, Brazil, and Cambodia. We also distribute dresses through Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes.

Our DAG workshops are held at the Tupper Lake Baptist Chapel (55 Lake St., Tupper Lake, NY 12986; enter by the side door). You don’t have to be a seamstress to help with this project; there are plenty of ways that everyone can help! Contact Peg Mauer (pmauer2004@yahoo.com) with questions. 

All workshops are currently planned for Saturdays (unless noted otherwise), from 10:00 AM – about 3:00 PM. We always have soup for lunch. Dates for future workshops are:
    • March 9
    • April 13
    • May 4
    • June 1
  • If you’d like to support this project, donations will help us buy more fabric and notions. Click the “Donate” button on the Home page to donate via PayPal, or send a check to:

Long Lake Wesleyan Church
PO Box 322  (1120 Deerland Road)
Long Lake, NY 12847
Write in the memo line: “DAG”.

If you know someone who is making DAG dresses, but does not know where to send them, consider giving them to Operation Christmas Child to include in their shoeboxes. OCC ships shoeboxes to needy children around the world. You can find an OCC Regional Coordinator at: https://samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/occ-regional-offices/

You can download a brochure with information about our group here: DAG brochure

Most recent photos are at the top; photos from previous years are below: