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Middlebury woman making a difference with pillowcase dresses

MIDDLEBURY, Ind. -- At first glance, you see a hardware store.  Step inside and you find a gift shop and a woman who is changing hte lives of young girls in Uganda.  

Gloria Martin, a retired school teacher and the Indiana Ambassador for Dress A Girl Around the World says, "It is to dress and imagine every little girl in the world to have one pretty little dress." 

The organization makes dresses out of pillowcases and hopes to bring dignity, joy, and hope to each girl who receives a dress.

"I really believe that it is all about giving," says Gloria. 

Gloria's goal is to make two-thousand dresses by September through local groups. 

"It is incredible to see the community respond to this," says Gloria. "I have had churches, businesses, cutomers, friends, neighbors, even some little girls have been interested."

Dress a Girl is a national organization that is funded through donations only.  If you don't sew, you can still help a little girl by donating and even get a picture of her when she receives your dress. 

"By doing something for someone else, you just benefit so much yourself," says Gloria.  "The more you give away the more you get back, and that's what this is about."

Gloria asks for anyone to please help her try to reach her goal and all the information to be a part of Dress a Girl is on the organization's website: http://www.dressagirlaroundtheworld.com.

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