Tag Archives: International Day of the Girl

International Day of the Girl Child (United Nations)

11 Oct

October 11, 2016:  International Day of the Girl Child

Let girls be girls!  United Nations Women’s website identifies child marriage as a global problem thrwarting women’s development mentally (education is suspended), physically (bear children too early) and spiritually (vulnerable to violence).

http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/girl-child

Every day is a day for girl power @ Days for Girls International.

http://www.daysforgirls.org/day-of-the-girl

Days for Girls International developed reusable feminine hygiene kits (in bright colors and bold patterns) produced and delivered via crowdsourcing.  Check out DfGI 2015’s annual report…the photos are amazing:

days-for-girls-annual-report-2015

Elfcroft has shipped components supporting 195 kits since 2014.  Plus, we have a head start on a 2017 shipment.  Check out a sample of the work:

Global Sew-a-Thon 2014

11 Oct

Days for Girls International celebrates October 11th, International Day of the Girl as designated by the United Nations by sewing, raising awareness and funds, and assembling kits to be distributed across the globe.  This is DfGI’s 2nd annual Global Sew-a-Thon.

www.daysforgirls.org

90% content of 22 kits shipped in April for final assembly.  In the spirit of stitched service, Elfcroft is working on our second shipment.  I have 23 kits in progress for shipment this moment.  Here is a peak at the effort…

DfGI bags

DfGI bags

DfGI_liners_2nd_shipment

Some assembly required for the liners (PUL and pockets)

DfGI_pads_2nd_shipment

Eight flannel tri-fold pads per kit

DfGI_work_in_progress_2nd_shipment

Prepared for sewing flannel pads

 

It is time to SEW!  26 liners to GO!

UPDATE:  Second shipment with 90% of 23 kits is READY.

46 liners to include in 23 kits

46 liners to include in 23 kits

Love to girls in every country on earth.  Elfcroft