Millions of women and girls lose 5 days every month simply because they lack access to basic hygiene options. Days for Girls is a non-profit organization that helps girls stay in school by providing reusable feminine hygiene kits. When girls miss so many days of school each month, they often end up dropping out. Imagine how one kit can transform a girl’s life by giving her back days of invaluable education, freedom, and opportunity.
Each kit includes a small cloth backpack that girls can use for school supplies in addition to carrying hygiene supplies. It also includes soap, washcloths, panties, a panty liner, fabric shields, and freezer bags to use for washing.
Zion first became involved with Days for Girls on SERVE Weekends in 2017 and 2018. We worked with the Days for Girls Buffalo Team from the Covenant Church. We learned how to make different parts of the kit and helped to put kits together for distribution. This year, in addition to SERVE Weekend, several members of our congregation helped sew 60 kits which were sent with Kathleen and Benedict Schwartz for the School of Hope and the Village of Hope in Zambia.
The need is great throughout Africa as well as other areas of the world. If you would like to donate to this wonderful cause, any amount is helpful in purchasing supplies to make the kits. Checks can be made to Zion Lutheran Church with Days for Girls in the memo. Your gifts can help reduce the cycle of poverty by keeping girls in school.