Dress For Change Week April 1-7, 2013

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Meet Sheyanne Root.

When I read what she was doing, I immediately signed up.

She is a senior at Burns High School in Oregon. For her senior project she has started a Dress For Change Week.

This is an except from her blog on what the project is all about:

“I am assuming now you are wondering, what exactly can I do to get involved? Well, on April 1-7 2013, I will be holding the first annual Dress for Change Week. I need women like you to pledge $5 and vow to wear the same black dress for one week. For every woman that participates I will sew a dress for a little girl in Africa. All dresses will be sent to Dresses for Africa, a charity organization that has provided over 1.5 MILLION dresses to African girls already. As you wear your dress for one week, you will not only be forced to accessorize, but you will be helping change the future of a little girl’s life. Because these girls have a dress to not only protect their bodies, they also have clothing for school, and will no doubt find joy with their first dress. Because of your sacrifice of $5 and wearing your black dress for one week you will allow a little girl to be one step closer to receiving an education because she will now have clothing to wear to school. Also, these girls will be able to feel that amazing feeling we’ve all had of wearing a beautiful dress that gives them higher confidence. I know that whenever I purchase a new dress I feel like I can conquer the world. You can make that difference for these little girls!”

WOW! What a great idea!

What do you say, if you’d like to help Sheyanne with her senior project head over to her blog:


and sign up today!

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I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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13 Responses to Dress For Change Week April 1-7, 2013

  1. spunkyarn says:

    Wow that’s awesome!

  2. Thank you so much for this! I love all of your support!

  3. That’s really cool. What an amazing person! 🙂

  4. It’s wonderful to see a young women with a kind heart and determination to take action. Thanks for sharing and good luck to her!

  5. blankenmom says:

    Total side point, but what if one doesn’t wear dresses? Would the same pair of jeans or slacks count? 😉

  6. juuli says:

    Yes, I was also wondering this. I do wear skirts, but I do not own a black dress – it’¨s considered a funeral dress in our culture. This project is s happy and cheery.
    I asked this in her blog but there was no answer.

    • juuli, i apoligize for the delay, i have been on vacation! If wearing a black dress is considered like a funeral-like, you are more than welcome to wear a different color dress or pants. This project can be altered to fit your own style and preference!

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