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Teens reap satisfaction as they sew for Zambia

Published: Monday, Apr. 2, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 3B
Last Modified: Monday, Apr. 2, 2012 - 7:06 am

Emma Meads, left, and Jenna Arciero, both 16, collect "gently used" pillowcases and cut, sew and transform them into colorful dresses for girls in Zambia villages.

The Davis teens direct a Norwood 4-H project inspired by a campaign that has sent thousands of dresses to girls in impoverished nations since 2009. Both learned sewing at 4-H. They and others in the group are working on 20 dresses to send to a former 4-H member who works in Zambia with the Peace Corps.

"It's simple sewing skills that we put to use to help someone else around the world," Meads said. "It will be super rewarding to be able to see how this one pillowcase can really change a girl's life."

More than donations, Arciero is looking for more girls to help sew. "Spreading the idea is more what we are aiming for," she said.


Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/04/02/4383233/teens-reap-satisfaction-as-they.html#storylink=cpy

Emma Meads, left, and Jenna Arciero, both 16, collect
Emma Meads, left, and Jenna Arciero, both 16, collect "gently used" pillowcases and cut, sew and transform them into colorful dresses for girls in Zambia villages.

Emma Meads, left, and Jenna Arciero, both 16, collect "gently used" pillowcases and cut, sew and transform them into colorful dresses for girls in Zambia villages.

Posted on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 11:29 AM
  • Author: Mandi Bottoms

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