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Help to Launch ONE DRESS UNITED™
Get involved and lay the groundwork to establish a sustainable, employee-owned dressmaking business for a group of unemployed, single mothers in Southern Haiti.
In mid-2012 Pathfinder Missions recognized a need among impoverished single mothers in Haiti: the women could not afford the uniforms required for their children to attend school. So Pathfinder built a sewing center equipped with a dozen sewing machines to enable these women to make the uniforms for their children and others.
Now Rachel Rose Cost, Founder of One Dress United™ a social business initiative of Her Worth International will help these women establish a sustainable, employee-owned dressmaking business.
During Thanksgiving Week 2012, Rachel is traveling to Haiti to assess existing resources, establish local contacts, determine outstanding needs and develop a business plan that will lead to a systematic dressmaking operation.
Once dressmaking operations are established, One Dress United™ will launch an eCommerce store with just one dress for sale. When a dress is ordered, another dress will be donated – a school uniform for a child in need. All the dresses will be made by the newly created employee-owned business operating under fair trade practices.
The system created to launch One Dress United™ in Southern Haiti will be a seed that can be planted in other communities to benefit women around the world.
It all starts by stepping out in faith with a spirit of generosity.
How You Can Step Out & Make a Difference:Every contribution matters in these first steps of launching One Dress United™
As appreciation for your generous contribution you will receive the following gifts:
Contribute $25 and receive a One Dress United™ Postcard from Rachel during her trip to Haiti.
Contribute $100 and receive a Postcard and Photobook, documenting Rachel's trip to Haiti in beautifully designed words and images.
And larger Contributions will make double the impact. As part of this initial mission trip, One Dress United™ is coming alongside local Haitian, Pastor Dieupie in his amazing effort to build up a new school in the remote village of Mont Fleury. This school must cover the cost to educate 100 students. The families must also purchase school uniforms for their children, a considerable expense for these families. Therefore when you help launch One Dress United™ you will also make the following immediate impact for children in need:
Contribute $200 and receive a Postcard, Photobook plus Sponsorship in your name of a Complete Uniform Set for one child enrolled at Mont Fleury School.
Contribute $500 and receive a Postcard, Photobook plus Sponsorship in your name of One Year of Schooling for One Child enrolled at Mont Fleury School.
Other Ways You Can Help:
You may not be able to contribute financially, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make an impact: