St Raphael Builders Club collecting pillowcases
The St. Raphael School Builders Club, with the help of the Bay Village Kiwanis Club, is collecting new pillowcases as part of an international program, Little Dresses for Africa. This organization is active in all 50 states, Canada, Australia, the UK and Singapore.
The non-profit organization uses pillowcases to make dresses for girls living in orphanages in the underdeveloped countries in Africa. The donated pillowcases are sent to missions that will cut and sew them into simple dresses. The AIDS pandemic has left many young girls in the care of their older siblings, who are unable to provide even the minimum necessities of life, like their own little dress.
For residents that wish to participate in the program, a collection box has been placed in the lobby of the Bay Library. Donations of packaged new pillowcases can be made up until Christmas Eve. For those who wish to make a monetary donation, please send your check to St. Raphael School, 525 Dover Center Road, Bay Village, OH 44140 and put the word "pillowcase" on the memo line.