The Project: How it all began...
In August of 2010, I attended a global volunteer day at my daughter’s workplace at which we made dresses out of pillowcases and fabric for the girls in Haiti after the 2010 Hurricane. During the next several weeks, I continued to make dresses at home. Then I went back to my daughter’s office and helped to pack the dresses for shipment. We then took the dresses to Willet Missionaries of Taneytown, MD who then carried the dresses personally to children in Haiti who were living in tent cities after the massive earthquake.
June Renner, Founder
As they say, the rest is history. I began having public workshop days in my dance studio and now have workshops in churches, senior centers and ladies’ homes. The ministry has grown beyond my expectations and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.
I then went home, cleaned up all the mess from sewing and didn’t give it much more thought, other than it was a good thing to do and it was also fun.
Several weeks later we received a thank you note from the missionary along with pictures of the distribution days. There was a picture of a little girl holding the very first dress I made with a big smile on her face. One look at the picture and I thought to myself. “Well God, I guess I’m not finished yet.”
Sewing dresses and shorts with love to bring smiles to needy children around the world.
In the Press
"Spreading Love One Thread at a Time" Carroll Magazine June 11, 2020
"Local Charitable Workers come to the aid of Haiti" Northern News October 27, 2016
Lois Szymanski. "Clothed with Care." Neighborhoods November 22, 2013
Rachel Hare. "Princess for a Day: Women Take Up Project to Benefit Underprivileged." The Advocate of Hampstead and Manchester September 28, 2011