Fourth grade students learn to sew to help others

Fourth grade students learn to sew to help others

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Students at a local school sewed together personal pieces of fabric to make clothes for orphans in Africa.

Fourth grade students at Jonesboro International Studies Magnet School is supporting two organizations out of Africa by making clothes, according to teacher Alison Jumper.

Jumper said 'The Little Dresses of Africa' and 'Britches for Boys' are non-profit organizations that help provide relief to orphaned children in remote villages by distributing dresses and shorts.

Teachers helped the girls make dresses out of pillow cases and the boys brought their used t-shirts and made shorts out of them.

Maleiya Jackson, a fourth grade student, said this made her feel great to be able to help children in need.

"It makes me feel happy because some of these countries, they don't really have anything," Jackson said. " "So, it's a good thing that we made these."

Jumper said the students will pack the boxes at the beginning of 2016.

Multiple ministries in Africa will distribute them by Spring next year.

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