Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Helping with Days For Girls Inc

Have you heard of Days for Girls? It's a nonprofit with a really great mission:

Days for Girls International is a grassroots 501(c)3 non-profit creating a more dignified, humane and sustainable world for girls through advocacy, reproductive health awareness, education and sustainable feminine hygiene - because no girl should go without. Women and girls discover their potential and self-value, are equal participants and agents of social change and are given opportunities to thrive, grow and contribute to their community's betterment while ensuring quality sustainable feminine hygiene.

Yearly, my church has a large meeting for our women's organization, the Relief Society. This year we have a service project for Days for Girls. We put together reusable feminine hygiene kits for women around the world. In preparation for the day, I cut out 40 panty liners out of flannel (a sheet actually!). Here's what it looked like after I traced the pattern


and here are 40 cut liners (two pieces of flannel thick) ready to be sewed. I'm not the best seamstress, so I only volunteered for the cutting.



This last Saturday we got together to finish and assemble the kits. 


Kits ready to assemble


This is what I worked on: adding snaps to the shields.


Some young women sewing liners. 

All in all, we assembled kits for 210 young women throughout the world. This changes lives!! I encourage you to look into Days for Girls, Inc and see what you can do to help!

No comments :

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...