Thursday, April 9, 2015

Serve on Saturday

What is Days for Girls?
Every girl in the world deserves education, safety, and dignity. We help girls gain access to quality sustainable feminine hygiene and awareness, by direct distribution of sustainable feminine hygiene kits, by partnering with nonprofits, groups and organizations, by raising awareness, and by helping communities around the world start their own programs. Thanks to a global grassroots network of thousands of volunteers and supporters on 6 continents, we have reached women and girls in 76 countries on 6 continents.  It's working. You can help us reach the rest.

What if not having sanitary supplies meant DAYS without school, DAYS without income, DAYS without leaving the house? Girls use leaves, mattress stuffing, newspaper, corn husks, rocks, anything they can find...but still miss up to 2 months of school every year. It turns out this issue is a surprising but instrumental key to social change for women all over the world. The poverty cycle can be broken when girls stay in school.

How can you help?
Come and help make feminine hygiene kits and learn more about the Days for Girls International Program.  Sewing skills are helpful but not required.  There are many tasks at many skill levels and we invite all to help. 

Date:        Saturday, April 11th                
Time:       10 am to 2 pm  
Place:      Bloomington Stake Center
                  200 West Brigham Road

Donations Needed: Washcloths (store bought—not knitted or crocheted)
                                                Soap (must be hotel or travel size)
                                                Panties (GIRL size 10-16 not ladies and not bikini.)
                                                Gallon size Ziploc Freezer bags (not slider bags)
                                                Fabric 100% woven cotton (quilter’s cotton)
Flannel 100% cotton or poly/cotton blend
PUL Polyurethane laminate fabric
100% polyester thread any color—but bright, cheery is best
Older (non plastic) sewing machines to donate
Financial donations of any size are always welcome

Fabric should be bright to dark in shades to be cheerful and disguise stains.  Floral and geometric prints are best.  Do not use prints with animals, reptiles, war, camouflage, glam, bugs, knives, or anything culturally specific, as they are forbidden in some cultures.  For more information, see or contact:

Connee Sandvik 435-673-1442

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