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Join us for a Sew-a-Thon to support Dress a Girl Around the World!

Calling all crafters or want-too-be crafters!

Imagine a world where every little girl owned at least one dress!  What if that dress was made by you?

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 and respected, and that they are loved by God.”

2019 Sew-a-Thons
January 26:  St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 175 Old Tannery Road, Monroe
February 23:  Trumbull Church of Christ, 2 Drew Circle, Trumbull
March 16:  Monroe Congregational Church, 34 Church Street, Monroe
April 27:  Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street, Newtown
May 11:  Monroe Congregational Church, 34 Church Street, Monroe
June 1:  Easton Congregational Church, 336 Westport Road, Easton
September 21:  Monroe Congregational Church, 34 Church Street, Monroe
October 19:  United Methodist Church of Monroe, 515 Cutlers Farm Road, Monroe
November 2:  Monroe Congregational Church, 34 Church Street, Monroe ** NOTE:  Per Liz 09/06/19, this session has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.

Materials to bring:

  • Sewing machine and/or Serger
  • Sewing kit – scissors, ripper, thread

Materials Provided:

  • Patterns, cotton fabric, tee-shirts, double fold bias tape and most notions
  • All the support you need and lunch with a $5 donation to keep us going!

Material Donations Deeded/Accepted:

  • 100% cotton fabric (but no see-through, Disney/character, cammo or animal print fabric), double fold 1/2″ bias tape, 1/2″ elastic

Time:  10:00 am – 3:00 pm (includes lunch with a $5 donation)

Registration:  Contact Liz Skarzynski at 203.257.7174 or

UMC Monroe Contacts/Questions:  Ethel Abraham and Tanya Lennon

Click here for a flyer with all 2019 dates.

If you are interested in hosting an event at your church or need dresses fa mission trip or want to join the mailing list for notifications contact Liz at the email or phone number listed above.

For more information about Dress a Girl Around the World, please visit their website.