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Three bags full…times TWO

24 Apr

Days for Girls International mission is to provide reusable feminine hygiene products to underserved women and girls around the world since 2008.

https://www.daysforgirls.org

Unexpected opportunity to provide above Elfcroft’s normal capacity making trip-fold flannel pads and liners with PUL, pockets and wings….drum roll!  staying home during the coronavirus!  Made possible by JoAnn’s Fabrics staying open.  I did need to restock fabric, thread and PUL.

Each of the 3 bags supports 10 kits with 8 flannel pads and 2 liners for 80 pads and 20 liners.

What we are looking at here totals 480 pads and 120 liners supporting 60 kits.  The Avon DfGI Chapter completes the kit drawstring bag, panties, wash cloth, etc.

 

 

Global and Local missions: Sewing

30 Jan

A New Year to sew for Days for Girls International feminine hygiene kits and shower caddies for the residents of Indianapolis’s Wheeler Mission for Women and Children.

DfGI was launched in 2008 and have delivered kits to 140 countries.  Two of the sewn items for the DfGI kit (shown above) are shields (2/kit) and flannel tri-fold pads (8/kit).  Add panties, wash cloth, soap, bag for soiled plus instructions.  The Avon Chapter is preparing 70 kits for the Dominican Republic.  Enterprise zones are organized in-country around the world to produce kits for their own use.  Check out the official information:

https://www.daysforgirls.org

A local group of friends and colleagues deliver functional gift bags @ Christmas to WM for 72 women.  Shower caddies are made of outdoor fabric with four exterior pockets.  The bags are filled with socks, gloves, nail polish, note pads, calendar, marker and many more small gifts.  Here we go again in 2020!

Shower caddies

She Wood Know

4 Dec

New Year’s Resolution!  2020 Woodwork Project

Check this out:  Creative, Functional, All Skill Levels, Event space for parties.  Launched February 2018.  Brownsburg, IN

https://shewoodknow.com

Owner:  Mary Perrin, former school teacher, wife and mother of three

Featured in this month’s issue of Avon Magazine, a Towne Post Network Publication

Products made on site include:  Dining tables, desks, sofa tables, shelving, media centers, home decor, creative kits…

 

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