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I Like Orphans.

Submitted by Tatiana Bonanno (Prineville, OR)

1 Girls wearing 1 dress for 1 year to raise money for thirteen orphans in Jinja, Uganda,

My name is Tatiana.
I am nineteen years young. In the middle of last year I was inspired in the midst of my busy life to do something out of the ordinary for an orphanage in Uganda. I would hear little things here and there at my church and through the internet about the children. Though I have never visited Africa, the children always seemed to tug at my heart. In late August the “LBD”(Little Black Dress) project came to my attention. Woman have pledged to wear a little black dress for a certain amount of days to raise money for organizations. It is thought of as a ‘dress marathon’. I decided to this very project and raise my funds for Redeemer House Orphanage.
January 1st, 2013 I will slip on a little black dress that I will be wearing the entire year for the love of the thirteen orphans in Uganda.
For twelve months I will raise awareness and identify with the children around the world that only have one outfit. Through sponsors and donations I want to raise $10,000 for Redeemer House Orphanage(RHO) before the year is up. I am headed off on this exciting adventure ready to learn and be stretched in ways I have never experienced before. I am happy to be able to do this for the orphans at RHO. As much as I feel like I am doing something to help the children in Uganda, they are the ones helping me. The project has not yet officially started(3 days!), yet I have been blessed beyond imagination.
I am stepping out of my comfort zone and cherishing the lives of 13 orphans I have never met. Though it may sounds funny to tell someone “I am wearing 1 dress for and entire year”, or feel uneasy at times, the Lord is shaping me in ways that are unexplainable. I know the months to come are going to bring countless blessings.
I just wanted to share my small story of thankfulness and living generously with you.

Much love,