Sewing group makes dresses and shorts for needy children


MAYTOWN — The sewing group from St. Patrick’s Church, Maytown, recently gathered with Debbie Ward, a representative from Samaritans Purse, “Operation Christmas Child,” who had requested donations of dresses and shorts for her churches Christmas boxes. These boxes from Christ Community Church are sent all over the world to children in need. Maytown’s sewing group donated 71 dresses and 55 pairs of shorts at this time.

The sewing group meets weekly in St. Patrick Parish hall from April through November for sewing and fellowship. 

The sewing group, “Little Dresses for Africa,” began sewing in 2011. So far, the group has made, with the help of others, almost 6,000 dresses and hundreds of shorts. Fabric and sewing material have been donated and appreciated. For additional information, please call Marilyn Weeks at 815-638-2202 or Marilyn Blaine at 815-712-5641.