Days for Girls Project: Cas­tle Hill Team

Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine - - Community News -

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 castle­hillnsw@daysfor­

You can see the work done by check­ing the web­site: www. daysfor­­tralia

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