Hello, everyone. I'm no sewer, but I read about Project Thrive in Bust magazine this month, and it would be a really great opportunity for sewers here to give a great gift.
From the magazine: "According to UNICEF, 1 in 10 African girls skip class during their periods, and the make shift alternative to pads they use, like mattress stuffing and newspaper, cause infections. But it is time spent out of the classroom that poses the biggest threat to these girls, setting them up for a lifetime of inequality."
Project Thrive's "Days for Girls" is sending packages to these girls that include:
2 moisture barrier shields (wrap to panties to hold pads)
10 absorbent flannel pads (tri-fold design dries fast, all styles welcome)
1 pair of panties (Misses size 5 or 7)
2 small bars of soap
2 one-gallon size Ziploc baggies for wet or soiled items
2 safety pins (to resize panties if necessary, clasp shields in case snaps fail with age)
Cloth drawstring bag to contain kit
They need donations of washable pads ( The website includes a sewing pattern!) and the other supplies as well
(for we who are sewing machine incompetent) !http://www.projectthrive.org/
>>Days for Girls
Let's get these girls back in school and feeling great about themselves!
Happy Holidays, everyone