Sierra Makerspaces hosted the Loomis Soroptimist’s “Dress A Girl” service project on November 11 at Hacker Lab Powered by Sierra College. The club’s
goal is to fabricate 315 dresses by March 2018 for the international Dress A Girl Around the World http://www.dressagirlaroundtheworld.com/ initiative, which seeks to bring dignity to girls living in impoverished environments, and prevent child predatory and trafficking offences. In Northern California, more than 6,000 dresses are made and contributed each year.
The Soroptimist club developed an expanded ecosystem of partners, including sewing and quilting clubs, community members, fabric stores, Hacker Lab, Sierra College and Sierra Makerspaces, to source materials, prepare the dress kits, and come together for community sewing workshops.
For this event, additional participants included the Business Employment Specialist for Golden Sierra Job Training Agency, and the CEO and CFO for Ruff Stuff Specialties Inc., a 4WD aftermarket manufacturer.
Another Dress A Girl sewing workshop is scheduled for January 13.