In June, The Langhorne PA Team of Days for Girls got reclaimed terry towels from the Resource Exchange to use in creating feminine hygiene kits for girls in need around the world. Many girls throughout the world do not go to school when they have their menstrual period for lack of resources. Days for Girls strives to “increase access to menstrual care and education by developing global partnerships, cultivating social enterprises, mobilizing volunteers, and innovating sustainable solutions that shatter stigmas and limitations for women and girls. Together, we’re creating a world with dignity, health, and opportunity for all.” As of today, they have been able to help over 1 million girls so far!
The Langhorne PA Team helps the movement by creating reusable feminine hygiene kits that are sent to women in need. For their latest kits, they washed, cut, and serged reclaimed fabric that was donated to the re, saving it from landfill, to create washcloths to include inside the kits, which were then sent to women in Haiti. The kits were transported and donated to a girls orphanage there by a Bucks County group.
Each kit the Team makes contains two handmade waterproof shields, eight flannel liners, a washcloth, bar of soap, and two pairs underpants with two Ziploc freezer bags for washing, all put in a colorful drawstring bag! Each kit lasts at least 36 months and gives the girls healthy renewable solutions for their periods.
The team has raised funds, sewn and distributed 160 kits to Haiti, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Kenya, India and South Africa since their start up in February! They are working to increase that number, with the goal of making and distributing 1000 kits in 2018.
If you are traveling and can distribute the kits, or want to help in other ways, email Langhornepa@daysforgirls.org, or contact Langhorne PA Team Leader Steffie Spade at 215-806-2599. To make a donation visit https://donate.daysforgirls.org/Team/156263.
We love what Days for Girls is doing to help women globally and are proud to have been able to support the Langhorne PA Team’s efforts to sustainably create reusable kits by providing reclaimed materials diverted from landfill!