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Fort Collins Colorado Relief Society sews 200 dresses for service activity

FORT COLLINS, COLO.

Relief Society sisters from the Fort Collins Colorado Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sewed more than 200 dresses for young girls in Africa at a service activity on February 19. The dresses will be donated to the Little Dresses for Africa program.

In addition to sewing dresses, the women also sewed ear and neck pillows for the local hospice, collected newborn items to be donated in the community and, along with other members of the stake, donated approximately 90 pints of blood to Poudre Valley Hospital.

Ellen Pond gives blood at the Stake Relief Society service day in the Fort Collins Colorado Stake.
Ellen Pond gives blood at the Stake Relief Society service day in the Fort Collins Colorado Stake. Photo: Photo by Danelle McCollum

Representatives from local community organizations were also invited to the day of service. The blood drive, in conjunction with other service opportunities, has become an annual tradition in the stake.

Erica Andrews sews dresses at the stake Relief Society service day in the Fort Collins Colorado Stake.
Erica Andrews sews dresses at the stake Relief Society service day in the Fort Collins Colorado Stake. Photo: Photo by Danelle McCollum

Lynette Hanks, stake Relief Society president, echoed the words of Emma Smith at the first meeting of the Relief Society in 1842 when she spoke of the service offered by the women in her stake.

"I think what has happened has truly been extraordinary," Sister Hanks said.