NORMAN — Cleveland County Oklahoma Home and Community Education’s (OHCE) Pleasant Valley members have been busy creating dresses and shorts for Ugandan orphaned girls and boys.
Pleasant Valley is working with the nonprofit Shepard’s Love in Citrus Heights, Calif.
A member of the OHCE group is close friends with a Shepard’s Love missionary who has requested help with children’s clothing.
Pleasant Valley’s OHCE President Billie Smith organized her members to make Dresses for Africa and Britches for Africa to be sent directly to the missionary, who will take the clothing with her when she returns to Kabale, Uganda, this fall.
Members have made almost 100 dresses and several pairs of shorts to send to the 230 orphans in Twinomujuni Children’s Home and Roseville Preparatory School, with many more in the planning process.
To make a monetary donation to help defray expenses, call Smith at 329-4581. Donated supplies can be dropped off at the Cleveland County Extension Office, 601 E. Robinson St.
Supplies needed are 100 percent cotton (no white) fabric, half-inch bias tape, thread, cotton trims, adult-sized T-shirts (no white), small through extra-large, and swim trunk elastic for shorts.
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