Volunteers in Action: Cartersville Woman’s Club (Georgia)
August 11, 2020
At a cookout in June 2019, the Cartersville Woman’s Club (Georgia) discussed a service project to make little dresses to go to girls during mission trips. The project then launched and members who sewed made dresses, while others held cutting parties or donated materials.
Member Martha Stone received her dress pattern that July. After completing her first 10 dresses, she was hooked! After Martha’s first 100, she set a goal of 500 dresses to complete in a year … and then raised it to 1,000! Each little dress was as unique as the girl receiving it; matching headbands with bows completed the outfit. She even used a doll dress pattern to make smaller dresses for girls suffering from malnutrition.
While other members have temporarily shifted to making masks during the COVID-19 crisis, Martha has never lost sight of her mission. On July 23, 2020 dress number 1,000 was completed … and Martha continues to serve as an inspiration. As Club President Sharon Cannon said: “we are inspired by how one woman’s giving heart has brought such joy to 1,000 little girls’ lives.”
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MaryAnn shares her passion for volunteerism with young people through her work with the Massachusetts Youth Leadership Foundation.
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