Are you familiar with Days for Girls? This inspiring organization provides sustainable hygiene kits for girls and women in underdeveloped countries, allowing them to attend school and work during their menstrual cycle – days that would have been lost or missed for them.
While attending the Missouri Star Quilt Company Birthday Bash last week, I got the chance to meet, sit down and sew with a bunch of delightful volunteers for the Days for Girls organization. MSQC had selected them as the volunteer charity sew-along partner for their Birthday Bash event.
I’ve always been impressed with the Days for Girls program and I highlighted their cause in my Share Goodness list of opportunities for charitable sewing.
Well, I was equally impressed with the organized and enthusiastic Days for Girls volunteers that had traveled from multiple surrounding states to set up and provide a meaningful, well-organized service opportunity over 3 days for the hundreds of Birthday Bash attendees. These women had the goal of making and assembling 1,000 kits at the three day event and as of the start of day 3, they were up to 800!
This is Paula- she is a volunteer chapter director for Days for Girls in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She was so gracious to let me put her on the spot and interview her about Days for Girls, what the volunteers do, and what the contents of the distributed kits contain and look like.
I’ve put together a little video of Paula’s interview + a little more about Days for Girls here.
If you would like to get involved the opportunities are many. And don’t worry! You don’t have to start from scratch. The Days for Girls operation is highly organized and can give you specifics of ways you can get involved.
If time is not your excess resource right now, monetary donations are equally helpful.
All of the women that I met were so impressive and generous. It’s a wonderful group to be a part of, and even more important, a cause that is life-changing for the girls that it helps!