Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Thirteen Done

One of our Guild members had the thought that we might support an organization called Days For Girls. The premise of the project is this: In many third word countries, because they lack sanitary supplies, girls must miss school when they are menstruating. This can add up to sixty days per year of  school (or work) absence. The organization provides girls and women with kits containing reusable, washable sanitary supplies. Each kit contains eight reusable absorbent pads and two moisture barriers along with two pair of panties. For cleaning, there are two large ziplock bags and a bar of soap. Everything is contained in a drawstring bag. At the last Guild meeting there were instruction sheets for making the pads, barriers and bags. I picked up the lesson for the bags, ordered the labels, raided my stash, and made a baker's dozen. The job took about two afternoons. It felt good to be doing something to make a difference somewhere.


9 comments:

Quiltdivajulie said...

I have heard of this project ... Such a good idea.

Lori said...

I am familiar with that non profit. Such a worthy cause. When the local quilt shop has their first Friday event they always invite a different non profit and that is how I found out about it.

Janet O. said...

Our women's auxiliary at church did these a few years ago--such a great project!

Karla said...

What a fabulous project! ❤

Marina Louw said...

Thank you for sharing this link I have been interested in doing this and taking the finished products with on Mission outreach to Botswana and Zambia later this year!

Sherry said...

Good job! Proud of you ❤️

Barbara Anne said...

Worthy project, wonderful fabrics and colors! Thank you for the link!!

Hugs!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I hadn't heard of this project. Though we do give such items in personal care packs to the homeless here.
xx, Carol

LizA. said...

A representative came to our guild last year. They had somebody heading to Africa in a few months. They parceled it out. Had some of the groups from the local sewing machine shops making one part, another group making the bags and they asked the quilt guild to make another part. They had a great response from the guild and it felt good to use my sewing skills to help out.