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College of Education and Professional Studies

CWU Students Help Global Charity “Dress a Girl Around the World”

Dress a Girl Around the World is a volunteer effort designed to clothe girls in need. Globally, the program has provided more than 200,000 dresses to young girls in 65 countries such as Uganda and Haiti, using pillowcases sewn into simple garments.

Central Washington University’s Student Fashion Association, in conjunction with the Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising program, is participating in the Dress a Girl Around the World project. Students are collecting donations of pillowcases, which will be sewn into dresses for girls in need and distributed around the world. This is the fourth year the Student Fashion Association has participated in the project and its members have constructed more 100 dresses each year. The goal is for students to work together to give back to the global community and apply various skills they have learned in their courses. Dress a Girl Around the World is a campaign under Hope 4 Women International, a registered nonprofit organization.

The Student Fashion Association will be taking pillowcase donations through June 15 on the Central Washington University Campus and at drop-off locations around Ellensburg.

You can drop off your donations of clean and gently used pillowcases at:
• Claim Clothing, 315 N Pearl Street
• Jerrol’s Bookstore, 111 E University Way
• Safeway, 400 N Ruby Street
• CWU Campus, SURC Information Desk
• CWU Campus, Michaelsen 100

For more information, contact D’ondre Johnson at or Professor Andrea Eklund at

Media Contact: Andrea Eklund, program coordinator and professor, Apparel, Textiles, and Merchandising,

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