By Sue Wambolt, Contributing Writer
Shrewsbury – As part of the “Sewing for Hope” project, an initiative to sew dresses for orphan girls in the Kagera section of Northwest Tanzania, a group of 23 women from The Village at Orchard Meadow have been busy stitching. The women, who began sewing Jan. 14, have made a total of 203 dresses.
“It made me feel very happy that I was participating in a project that would be helping to clothe small children who live in one of the most impoverished villages in the world,” Carmen Sandock said. “It was amazing for me to be with women who were so dedicated to the “Sewing for Hope” project.”
Judy Hall, local program coordinator from Westborough, will be making arrangements for the dresses to be shipped to the village of Kagera.
“I have seen pictures of Tanzanian girls in the dresses made by “Sewing for Hope” and the smiles on their faces speak a thousand words,” Hall said.
To learn more about “Sewing for Hope,” visit communityadvocate.com/2012/12/28/sewing-for-hope-gives-girls-brighter-future.
Ladies who are not included in the picture, but participated in the “Sewing for Hope” project, are Barbara Jean Capalbo, Elizabeth McNeff, Beverly Hokanson, Hazel Johnson, Janet Dougherty, Linda Manna, Marjorie Moran, Marion True, Patricia Link, Shenshen Wu, Susan Dentch and Marie Ricardi.