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.