Drum Roll

29 Dec

Seven years–>10,000 sewn @ home items–>have supported 1000 kits for Days for Girls International. I thought I may reach this milestone. I did not realize how close I was.

I started this journey with the goal of making the the entire kit as well as providing the purchased items of wash cloth plus two pairs of panties. The first run was for 45 kits. The attic space over our garage does not support “spreading” work out. One small table supports a serger plus another supports a standard sewing machine. My sewing cabinet with drop leaves spreads out to support cutting board. Ironing board is set up under the skylight. After developing layout for my workspace, I decided deliver tri-fold pads (8/kit) and shields with pockets and wings (2/kit) to accommodate packing individual kits.

My first shipments were to the headquarters in Washington State. Several years later, they suggested I ship to a local chapter in Iowa. Most recently I have had the opportunity to support a Days for Girls International Chapter in my home town in Indiana.

These boxes were picked up yesterday.

https://www.daysforgirls.org

The most recent DfGI newsletter told of a fabulous event in Kenya.

Bridgit and Alice reached 1,000 Maasai women and girls with 1,000 DfG Kits that day, and were warmly invited back to serve more villages in the region. In future distributions, they hope to train a Maasai woman ambassador to help break through taboo-based barriers in the community.
Through volunteers, through enterprises, and through public and private partnerships, Days for Girls is working to shift how women and girls see themselves and are seen by their communities,” reflects Alice.

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