Days for Girls

Days for Girls is an organization that empowers women and girls worldwide through sustainable menstrual care and health education. In many areas of the world, menstruation is a barrier to education and work. A group of sewers from Faith Church gathers monthly to sew bags and stuff them with hygiene products that can remove barriers to menstruating women.

Girls who have received hygiene bags from Days for Girls.

Annual Women’s Tea Fundraiser

Each bag costs about $15 to produce, not including some of the extra hygiene items they include, so Faith Church hosts an annual tea to raise funds for the upcoming year of sewing.

2019 Women’s Tea for Days for Girls

Sunday, August 11, at 2:00–4:00 p.m.

Donna McCuen is hosting the tea at her beautiful home in Issaquah. Tickets are $30 for adults, $15 for kids under 12.

Tickets go on sale on Sunday, July 7, both online and in the Lobby at church.


Why Days for Girls Matters

What if not having sanitary supplies meant DAYS without school? Days of isolation? Girls use leaves, mattress stuffing, newspaper, corn husks, rocks, anything they can find…but still miss up to 2 months of education and opportunity every year. It turns out this issue is a surprising but instrumental key to social change for women all over the world.

Dignity

Around the world, girls and women without pads use rags, mattress stuffing, banana leaves, feathers, and cow dung to manage their menstruation. Noreen from Kenya wrote, “When we have those kits, we can do something great in this world.”

Education

In India, 1 in 4 girls drop out of school when they start menstruating.

Economic Growth

56% of women in Sindh, Pakistan, said that menstruation impacted their work.

The common denominator in all of this is…

Time

Women menstruate 60 days, or 2 months a year. Days for Girls kits last 2-4 years, which can earn back up to 240 days of opportunity.

Want to get involved and help make the kits?

Please contact Beth Box .

 

 
 
 
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