Tuesday, May 13, 2014



Hello Friends!
Whew! The last 2 weeks has been crazy insane busy!
This project will be on and off my desk for the next year....or more.
It is for an international organization called Days For Girls. 

​Days for Girls empowers Days of education. 
Days of health. Days of safety. Days of dignity. We do this by direct
distribution of sustainable feminine hygiene kits by partnering with nonprofits,
groups and organizations, by raising awareness, and importantly, by helping       impoverished communities start their own programs to supply kits and training. Together with our network of thousands of exceptional volunteers and partners, we have reached tens of thousands of girls and women in over 70 nations on 6 continents. 
What if not having sanitary supplies meant DAYS without school, DAYS without income, DAYS without leaving the house? Girls use leaves, mattress stuffing, newspaper, corn husks, rocks, anything they can find...but still miss up to 2 months of school every year. Worse, girls are often exploited in exchange for hygiene (see one girl talk about it ​here). It turns out this issue is a surprising but instrumental key to social change for women all over the world. The poverty cycle can be broken when girls stay in school..
Our church has what is called Serving Saturday 2 or 3 times a year, so I planned a SEW IN to make,bags,shields and liners for Days for Girls. 

We made 50 shields (on the left). The 175 liners are next to that
and the 60 drawstring bags behind that. The bright flowered 
bags contain the Ziploc bags loaded with the rest of the stuff
that goes in the kits.
We had 23 ladies show up. WoooHooo! 
Our goal is 100 kits for the year and this was our first event.
A kit contains- 2 shields
                     8 liners 
                                1 pair of undies
                            1 washcloth 
                             1 bar of soap 
                             2 freezer bags 
All of this is put into a bright colored drawstring bag
worn as a backpack (so young ladies can wear it to school)
and know one knows whats inside! Clever huh? 
We had so much fun! 
The ladies donated some great 
fabric and brought some very tasty
Cant wait to do it again!  
Well that's what's on (off) my desk
the last 2 weeks. 
Can't wait to be a nosy rosy 
and take a peek at yours!
Please join Julia at the Stamping Ground 
to visit the other WOYWWers!
Have a Creative week!



  1. What a busy schedule. Wishing u a successful program

  2. Wow, it never occurred to me what an issue this could be. I'm very thankful for modern day supplies, indeed!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and for the nice comments.

    Happy Woyww,

    Sandy #49

  3. what an amazing idea for something we all take for granted.... you didn't add a link to the charity so I will google it and see if ther eis anything I can do too
    janet #5

    1. Hi Janet! Here is the link- http://www.daysforgirls.org/

  4. yes to be reminded of the creature comforts we take for granted is a humbling thought. Good cause:) Good work Carole #44

  5. What a great project Donna ... you've certainly raised my awareness of this issue. You and your good ladies at the sew-in are amazing! Thank you for visiting my blog earlier, your comment is much appreciated. Have a great week, Elizabeth x #78

  6. How very interesting, I had never given this a moments thoght. Wonderful work you are doing. Thank you for stopping by earlier. Cindy #45

  7. cool idea, well done! Helen 7

  8. What a fantastic project to be part of....I had no idea that there was such a problem with this issue. And it's such a simple solution too! If they have the supplies, they don't have to miss school. Congratulations to you and the others for helping.
    Hugs, LLJ 22 xx

  9. What a wonderful idea - well done, ladies - it's something you wouldn't normally think of. Have a great week, Chris # 23 xx

  10. Well needed help for the community of young ladies, congratulations for all you have done and will be doing in the future, excellent human interest story, you should all be proud. thanks for sharing I have watched all the videos instead of visiting desks.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda

  11. Oh Donna, what a worthy cause. These are the types of causes I believe in, too. That's better desk shots than you can imagine. Thanks for the earlier visit. I'm having some computer issues, so I apologize for being so late visiting this week. Happy very belated WOYWW from #1.

  12. what an simpe but brilliant solution to a huge problem which Ihad never eevn thouht about .. I watched the videos and was quite overwelmed with some of the stories, a very well done to your group for helping changes those young girls lives we take so much for granted. take care andrea x