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Local woman hand-makes dresses for girls in need

Local woman hand makes dresses for girls in need
Local woman hand makes dresses for girls in need
Posted at 5:14 PM, Aug 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-22 18:11:41-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - One Tallahassee woman is making 20 dresses for homeless girls at the HOPE Community Shelter who need clothes to start the new school year.

Dressmaker Millie Ferkany has spent more than 200 hours hand-making dresses that are waiting to be taken to different countries across the world.

Ferkany works tirelessly in her free time to and sew dresses for young girls.

It's a pastime she's always enjoyed.

Her friends at church have delivered her dresses to faraway places like Rowanda and Madagascar.

"When I see the pictures of the little girls when they get the dresses, I have the feeling they are real happy getting the dresses because their smiles are big so I know they are happy," said Ferkany.

Each dress costs between $6 to $8 depending on the fabric, and family and friends are donating to Ferkany's efforts.

While she's working on a shipment for girls here in Tallahassee, she's preparing to send 15 to 20 more dresses to Guatemala at the end of October.