Making a dress a day...

There was a story on the local news that I just had to share.

It's about a woman named Mary Lake, a retired grandmother who makes (on average) a dress a day for little girls in foster care or living with people other than their parents.

As if that wasn't amazing enough, Mary sews those pretty little dresses on an antique manual Singer sewing machine (meaning no electricity, you operate it by a treadle using your feet).

Mary remembered how good she felt as a little girl when she got a new dress and wanted little girls who were having difficult times to know that same feeling.

I called Mary yesterday to ask if I could send her a check to help offset the cost of her project but she refused. She did (reluctantly) agree to let me send her a box of material, thread, and supplies.

If anyone out there is interested in doing the same you can contact me for her mailing address.

Enjoy the video below, it's a great example of how one person with a kind heart and a little effort can positively impact the lives of (so many) others.

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Rafal Ziolkowski said...

It is amazing that there are still people who enjoy doing something just for one simple reward - pleasure someone. This is what keeps me believing in humanity.

Maryann said...

Positively heartwarming! What an inspiration! Thanks for sharing this Scott!!!

diygeek said...

I had to share this with my kids. Thanks for the post, it was inspirational.

Tera said...

What a great story. Thanks for sharing it with us.