Lenna's Ladybugs is an organization dedicated to clothing the children of the world.
We were started in Oct. 2012 after the death of our dear friend, Lenna Moser. While visiting Haiti, some years ago, Lenna developed a huge heart for the children of Haiti. After her death, our Small Group Bible study decided to do something in her honor and memory.
We began making t-shirt dresses to be sent to the little girls in Haiti. Soon, we added headbands and barrettes to the packages, then underwear and head scarves. The older girls also receive a purse crocheted from recycled grocery bags. Each Ladybug dress has a tiny ladybug button sewn onto the left shoulder. Within six months we delivered 150 dresses to Haiti.
In the fall of 2013 we began to collect, new boys shorts, shirts and underwear. The younger boys also receive a toy car, when we have them available.
To date,(July 2021) we have been able to send over 1,895 dress packages and boys packages to missions in Haiti, Honduras, Zimbabwe, South Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mexico, Philippines, Burkina Faso, and Dominican Republic, with many more being added.
We have sent a total of 11,309 total packages since our start in 2013!
Thank you to all who contributed in our mission!
We have become a 501c3 non profit organization. All donations are tax deductible. We now have a Lenna's Ladybugs Chapter in Florida and sewing groups in several other states. We also have a number of monthly sponsors.
Children in Ukraine receiving clothing packages.
Had some helpers stop by our booth
and make headbands. Thank You!
Jarred passing out clothing packages at ICOM with Mr. Bug!
Above is Lenna Moser in Haiti.
Young ladies with Ladybug dresses.
God is blessing this ministry and stretching us to do more. We have been able to expand our ministry to every corner of the globe. In the near future we hope to send Lenna's Ladybug packages to the Ukraine. We are beginning to branch out into heavier clothes, with hats and scarves added to the packages for cooler climates. We have also added an interactive Vacation Bible School program that we can do at your church's VBS.
"I needed clothes and you clothed me..." Mt. 25:36
We are always in need of girls and boys t-shirts, boys pants or shorts (All sizes toddler to 14), fabric (1 yard or larger), brightly colored buttons, thread, boys and girls underwear, barrettes, headbands, gallon size zip bags, yarn.
AND of course monetary donations and monthly sponsors!
If you are interested in starting a Lenna's Ladybug sewing circle or donating to our ministry, please contact Sue Rife at firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out to us via our Contact page!
Sue Rife with Kids in Haiti
Child wearing Ladybug dress
Lenna's Ladybugs decorating clothes
Children in Haiti
Children in Haiti
Child recieves a dress
If you would like to contact us with questions or have a desire to donate to our ministry, please reach out to us using the address, phone number, e-mail or form on this page! We look forward to hearing from you!
P.O. Box 2781
North Canton, OH 44720
or call 330-966-7428