“I come from the slums where a lot of people don’t make it, especially African-Americans like myself. Someone has to make it, and I’m determined to be that one. I want greatness.” “What kind of greatness do you want to accomplish?” “Oh, I want to have my own school for underprivileged kids. Picture this: my last name is Gray, G-R-A-Y. It stands for ‘Greatness Revolves Around You’—that would be the name of my school.”
Lillian Weber, a 99-year-old good Samaritan from Iowa, has spent the last few years sewing a dress a day for the Little Dresses For Africa charity, a Christian organization that distributes dresses to children in need in Africa and elsewhere.
Weber’s goal is to make 1,000 dresses by the time she turns 100 on May 6th. So far, she’s made more than 840. Though she says she could make two a day, she only makes one – but each single dress she makes per day is personalized with careful stitchwork. She hopes that each little girl who receives her dress can take pride in her new garment.