Soroptimists of Grass Valley (SIGV) once again is creating simple dresses and shorts for the “Dress A Girl Around The World” (DAG) and “Dress A Dude” (DAD) projects. The organizations sponsoring these projects organizations feel that sex-traffickers are discouraged from kidnapping young children when they see the boys and girls dressed in a garment that someone has lovingly sewn for them. It signifies that someone watches over and cares for them.
Over the past three years Soroptimists of Grass Valley has been the spearhead behind these projects here in Nevada County. They have gathered clothing, lovingly sewn by people predominantly in Nevada County, and presented them to several organizations to take on their mission trips to third world countries. To date, over 1500 dresses and 800 shorts/shirts have been taken to children in rural villages of Eastern Uganda, to orphanages In Kenya and Cambodia and to a medical clinic that serves as a half-way house for sex-trafficked women on the Thai/Burma border. It is very exciting to see the efforts of so many back here in Nevada County affecting so many around the world.