Around the world, girls and women resort to using rags, mattress stuffing, banana leaves, feathers, and even cow dung to manage their menstruation.
Without a solution to manage her monthly cycle:
1 in 10 girls in Sub-Saharan Africa…
113 million adolescent girls in India…
30% of girls in rural Brazil…
will miss school this year.
The good news is, we can help to change this! Days for Girls provides a safe, beautiful, washable, and long-lasting alternative —along with vital health education.
10am – 4pm
St Philips Church Hall
240 Marmion St, Cottesloe
Come and join us a for a day of fun, friendship and making a difference! Sewers and Non-Sewers needed. Come for an hour or stay for the day.
What to bring:
- Sewing machine or Overlocker
- General sewing supplies
- Bring and share morning tea/lunch
- Help fill up our donations tubs!
- Washcloths (cheap ones are great – they dry faster) NEW underwear, good quality elastic (ladies size 8 to 12) – dark colours and/or patterned please
For more information and to confirm your attendance, please contact Clare Brans: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are not a sewer you can still be involved by:
- Coming along and threading bags (and doing other non-sewing machine related jobs)
- Baking for morning tea or lunch
- Serving tea and coffee to helpers
- Entertaining kids who are too young to help (whose parents are helping)
- Donating women’s underpants (size 8-16) – they need to be good quality with good elastic – dark colours or patterned please
- Donating washcloths – the cheaper the better as they tend to dry faster
If you would like to be involved please email Clare Brans to confirm your attendance and your preferred job
In October 2018 we held our first DfG sewing day. Here are a few stats from the day:
- Over 80 people participated – YAY!
- 927 liners were finished
- 340 bags were threaded
- 135 shields came back with some being sewn on the day
- 1 huge tub of soaps were unwrapped (by beautiful little hands)
- Around 500 knickers were donated along with 153 face washers
- 1 sewing machine blew up!
- An unknown number of people told their kids about what a period is (at least two we know of)
- Countless friendships were reinforced and lovely conversations were had
- 100% of people attending felt great about helping to make a difference!