Mission Servants Activity of the Month
Feminine Hygiene Kits for “Days for Girls”
Sew and Compile Feminine Hygiene Kits for African Girls
Did you know that there are many girls on our planet who are secluded from their communities when they menstruate every month? They have to stay away from school and other opportunities so they miss out on education and possibly income. Days for Girls is a program helping these girls in a special way, by providing feminine hygiene kits. The kit includes a drawstring bag (that is used as a backpack), panties, shields, washable pads, soap, washcloth and a couple of Ziploc bags. There is a detailed list of patterns and instructions available through Days for Girls. To be a part of this project, you could put together the complete kits or focus on a particular part of it and your items could be combined with other people’s items to be put together to complete a backpack of items. Information can be obtained from www.daysforgirls.org
Two LWML districts (Nebraska North and Nebraska South) held a joint Servant Event on April 2, 2016 to make and put together the feminine hygiene kits for Days for Girls. A total of 100 women were a part of donating, cutting fabric, sewing, serging, and much more in Grand Island, Nebraska. Twenty-one sewing machines and five sergers were busy! Deb Burma also led us in Bible study two times during the day. It was a blessed day and many girls will have a better life because of the efforts of the willing workers. It was a joy for the two districts to work together and many left us with the comment, “Start planning this event again soon!”
The Gospel Outreach Committee would love to hear about, and share, your mission service activities! Please contact the Vice President of Gospel Outreach here. Thank you!