Volunteers and materials are needed for the Global Sew-a-thon this Saturday, Oct. 10 hosted by Days for Girls, to celebrate the International Day of the Girl. Days for Girls chapters and teams, including the chapter in Edmonds, will sew for 24 hours, to create as many feminine hygiene kits as possible in one day.
The chapter will also be assembling hygiene kits for Edmonds School District homeless girls (these will include disposable feminine hygiene products and other hygiene products like soap, shampoo and toothbrushes).
April Haberman, who oversees the Edmonds chapter, noted in our 2014 story about this event: “It’s not often talked about, but according to United Nations statistics 2.7 billion girls worldwide do not have access to feminine hygiene supplies. This typically means they stay home from school for five days each month, which equates to between six and eight months of missed education every three years. This is devastating loss of education further locks them into the cycle of poverty, poor health, and loss of personal dignity. Our mission is to do something about this.”
Days for Girls invites you to participate in the following ways:
- Assist with sewing and assembling kits from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at Community Christian Fellowship in Edmonds, WA.
- Make in-kind contributions by donating cotton fabric, flannel, Ziploc bags, thread, underwear, washcloths, and hotel-sized bars of soap.
- Make a financial contribution at this website.
For more information, call April Haberman at 206-226-1082.