Days for Girls Project: Castle Hill Team
A big thanks to the people of Castle Hill and surrounding areas!
As you may already know Days for Girls is a non-profit project run by grass roots teams of women worldwide to provide feminine hygiene products to girls to allow them to stay at school all the school year.
The Castle Hill team has already completed its first year (Oct 2016 – Oct 2017) of contributing to this worthwhile program. They have worked hard both in workshops each month and at home creating the items used in the packs that are sent.
They have achieved:
• 15 packs to Sri Lanka
• 60 packs to Solomon Islands
• 500 packs to Cambodia
• 50 packs to East Timor
• 55 packs to India.
A total of 680 packs.
None of this would be possible without grants from many local service clubs such as Lions, Rotary and View Clubs and many individuals and businesses.
We are a dedicated team of 106 women (and some men) from many surrounding suburbs meet on a regular basis to pack, sew and overlock items to go in a pretty cotton bag to send to girls in various developing countries. People within and outside of this team contribute also by donating money, fabric, thread, underwear, soap and washers. Each item included in the bag requires several processes to complete it. Some volunteers can sew or overlock, but many are required to do the ironing, cutting, finishing and packing processes. Quality control is a vital part of the overall process to make sure the kit is robust enough to last 2-3 years.
The team in Castle Hill would welcome:
• volunteers to work at home on the items
• donations to help provide supplies
• volunteers to help at each monthly workshop
If you would like to help in any way please contact the Castle Hill Team Leader Cheryl Landon-Jones any time on phone 0433 445 339 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can see the work done by checking the website: www. daysforgirls.org/Australia