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Students make clothing for Africa kids

Family and Consumer Science students at Friona High School do care about others. They partnered with Malouf’s Fabrics store, Gay Taylor, and the Speech and Drama Department to make and send 66 dresses to various countries in Africa.

After researching “Little Dresses for Africa” online, they learned basic sewing skills, used donated supplies, and started making dresses. Sewing groups were held after school throughout the fall to givbe other students an opportunity to get involved.

Malouf’s Fabrics provided supplies and long time high school substitute Gay Taylor helped with supplies and dresses that she made. The Speech and Drama Department volunteered to pay the postage to get the dresses delivered.

Project leaders Karina Hernandez and Dayana Prieto explained that they were interested in Africa and this was a way they could help send dresses and hope to these children. “We want to know more about conditions there so we are partnering with a Peace Corps volunteer who works in Africa.”

For more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with students, please call Airam Chavez or Arianna Moreno at 806-363-0023 or email pallen@frionaisd.com.

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FCCLA project leaders Dayana Prieto and Karina Hernandez accept a check for postage and shipping of the dresses to Africa from Speech and Drama students Julissa Gallego, Lindy Wiseman, and Maegan Davis.

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FCCLA members are sending their dresses and the promise of hope to 66 children in Africa. With the dresses they made are: front row, l-r, Bailee Braillif, Elizabeth Gonzalez, Adrian Rodriguez, Ivan Soto; middle row, l-r, Jessica Vital, Karina Hernandez, Paulina Jaramillo, Brenda Arzate, Adilene Adame; back row, l-r, Jessica Moreno, Josephine Samarron, Omar Ramos, and Adan Hernandez.