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Little Dresses for Africa


Little Dresses for Africa Founded in 2008 by  Rachel O’Neill is a registered  non-profit 501c3 Christian organization.

MISSION: To provide relief to vulnerable children throughout the Continent of Africa and beyond.

HOW? Volunteers join together to make little dresses out of pillow cases or other simple patterns.

WHY? To plant in the hearts of little girls that they are worthy.

Some sew. Some pack. Some donate materials and/or shipping money. Some go to Africa. Some send others. Together, we make a difference, one little dress at a time! 

(for more information about this mission visit

 How We Make a Difference:

First Baptist Church of Kankakee has been involved in LDA since July 2013.  Every quarter we gather

together on a Saturday at First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in January, April, July and October to

sew dresses made from pillowcases. We then mail the dresses to Brownstown, MI headquarters for LDfA to 

shipped and distributed and to date we have sewn and mailed 1028 dresses.

If you are interested in volunteering or donating materials please contact

Madonna Raiche (815) 592-2534 or call First Baptist Church of Kankakee (815)932-2214


" We're not just sending dresses we're sending HOPE"


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