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Volunteers

Giuliana Demma- President

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Audrina Demma- Vice President

My name is Audrina and I am 11 years old.  I am Giuliana's little sister and she taught me how to sew.   I love animals, playing squash, and being a Girl Scout.  I enjoy sewing hospital gowns so I can help make kids happy who are sick.

My name is Giuliana Demma and I am the founder of GGG.  When I saw my cousin fighting cancer in the hospital wearing a gown that was 3x her size and a drab green color, I felt that she deserved to wear something that would give her confidence . When I learned how to sew I started creating gowns in bright colorful patterns.   I am a Girl Scout, and love playing the clarinet and piano. 

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Kate Canada- Volunteer

Hi my name is Kate I'm 13 years old and in the 8th grade. In my free time
enjoy dancing, especially ballet. I also like reading, sewing, and spending time
with family and friends.

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Mahi Shah- Volunteer

My name is Mahi Shah. I’m 14 years old and in the 8th Grade. I live in Freehold, New Jersey. I’ve known Giuliana since 1st grade when I joined Girl Scouts. Giuliana taught me how to sew and I really enjoyed helping her make gowns. In my free time I enjoy playing sports, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

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Hi my name is Janet Leona. I used to be a research scientist before children working at Sloan Kettering and Hoffman La Roche. Once having my two children I became an elementary school teacher. I taught at PS 4 in Arden Heights. When I retired, I started to quilt and scrapbook. I enjoy traveling, photography, paper-crafting, shelling and quilting. I am a snowbird spending part of my time with my husband in Boca Raton, Florida. Happy to be helping your cause in any way I can. Janet

Janet- Volunteer

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My dear Mom taught me the gift of sewing, and giving, when I was a preteen. I can remember as a child standing at her elbow while the quiet humm of the machine would create dresses for us and herself if she had time. Mom also made many of the Priests vestments and Altar cloth. During the height of the Pandemic I made over 700 face masks and donated them to teen shelters here in Jersey, Phoenix and San Diego where my daughters live. Sharing the skill comes easy, I had a great mentor. When I read the article about G’s Guving Gowns I just knew I wanted to help. Thank you for giving me that chance.

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Penny Lee

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I am a retired NYC school counselor/social worker, now living in Chicago. I learned how to sew from my mother when I was a teenager. One summer in high school, I went with my mom to work in her factory-workplace...and told myself I would not work as a seamstress because of the tediousness of the work. (My mom advanced herself in the profession and retired as a pattern maker.) 
Meanwhile, I continued to sew my own clothes and later, for my children. When I was a SAH mom, friends and neighbors learned of my skills and brought their clothes to me for alteration. That's how I ended up sewing as a side job even though I had vowed not to. Interestingly enough, I enjoyed it and learned a lot from the many challenges my customers brought me, including altering several wedding gowns. I counted it a blessing to be able to make three wedding gowns from scratch, first my own, then for my two daughters. When I heard about G's Giving Gowns, I was delighted to contribute to such a meaningful project.

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