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Topic: Project Thrive- reusable pads for girls  (Read 11244 times)
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« on: December 07, 2010 10:45:14 AM »

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)
1 washcloth
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  Cheesy

-Jenny
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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2010 10:53:39 AM »

Thanks for the awareness!!!!  I have some friends who sew that I think will love to hop on board.
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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2010 11:17:29 AM »

That is such a great idea!! A few sets will be my next project!
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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2010 12:08:54 PM »

Thanks for the links. This would be great for when I want a quick project to do. Plus, I'm helping others in the process. Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2010 01:29:09 PM »

Very cool!
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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2010 01:38:26 PM »

Wow, thank you for the info.
I would like to help and I love to sew.
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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2010 03:19:59 PM »

This is such a worthy project! I have mountains of rip-stop nylon,large scraps; that would be perfect for thier drawstring or envelope bags. I'm looking forward to using it up! (And benefitting a few girls in the process!)
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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2010 07:01:55 PM »

You've inspired me. I can't sew (...at all, I'm of the "I'm lucky if I can repair a button" variety!), so I think I'm going to see if I can team up with one of my friends who does sew and put together a few packages.  Hopefully she can take care of the sewn parts and I'll take care of the other parts and the shipping!  What a great cause!
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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2010 10:16:25 PM »

thanks you for the info and link I just found my years new project to send them kits every month for the year of 2011 and I am getting my whole group of friends in on it too.
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« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2010 11:46:16 AM »

Oh my gosh  Smiley I'm so happy with the amount of response in one day!  Let's rock this  Wink
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