Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene Hosting Sew-a-Thon

Margaret Thompson

Members of the Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene (OVCN) Dress a Girl Around the World mission are hosting a Sew-a-Thon to make dresses to be delivered on a Mission trip in 2022. Over the past nine years, OVCN’s Dress a Girl members have made 10,000 dresses, which have been delivered all around the world to little girls living in extreme poverty. Many of these girls have only rags to wear and this is the first new dress they have received in their lives.

“We are excited about hosting this third Sew-a-Thon event for the Dress a Girl mission,” stated Sandra Moore, director of the OVCN Dress a Girl group. “Our Dress a Girl members, plus the extended community, will be working together at this one-day event to make dresses to be delivered on 2022 mission trips. Each time we’ve hosted this event, participants stated they enjoyed their experience and wished they had signed up for more time! They also felt they were helping with a worthy cause much bigger than themselves. Our goal is to allow others within the community to be a part of this worthwhile mission and to experience the joy of making a positive difference in the little girls’ lives.”

The Dress a Girl Sew-a-Thon will be on Saturday Nov. 6, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene at 500 W. Calle Concordia. To participate in the event, registration needs to occur prior to Oct. 28 at ovcn.church/missions. All fabric and other accessories for the dresses will be supplied; sewers need to bring their own sewing machines, basic sewing supplies, and their talent! If you are a basic sewer, you will be able to sew these dresses. Come join us!