The Dorcas Design sewing project from Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China is
truly a group of Heavenly Treasures! Dorcas Design was formed by
leprosy affected women who have been beaten down and shunned their
entire lives. Their hearts to help others was formed from receiving
their own assistance years ago. With the help of the leadership of
Dorcas Design, women who were once afraid to look at us in the eyes are
now reaching out to others who have lost their hope and have no self
Kathy and Christina Gaulton were able to go in March to visit to Ruth Winslow (DD founder) and the Dorcas Design women.
That's a lot of brocade!
Elly, Ruth, Christina and Season at the fabric market
They took two of the women, Season and
Elly, to the fabric market to help create new 2011 collections and
treating all the women to dinner in a restaurant - a common place
activity for most of us in the US but the first time going out to eat
for some of these women!
Over the years
about 60 people have found self sufficiency and been re-introduced into
society, some even getting married and moving on!
Your purchase of Dorcas Design products helps these women earn a livelihood for their families
through their sewing and quilting skills. From panda aprons, trendy
handbags and quilted bags to beautiful brocade bible bags, pouches and
the like, these women are truly talented!
D - Dorcas Designs provides
O - Opportunities
R - Regain Confidence
C - Change Lifestyle
A - Access to return to society
S - Strengthen Skill Development
To purchase a product that supports Dorcas Design, click here