My experience with my local chapter fortifies my belief in good people. There is so much dedication it is infectious. I started participating because I remember how traumatic having your period can be at that age, and that was with supplies and support. I firmly believe that women use their education most often with their famiiles and communities and each girl deserves a chance to make their mark with a solid education background. These hygiene kits can make the difference in finishing school or dropping out. At the local level it is truly a volunteer effort.
I have been involved with humanitarian work since I was a child. My favorite charities are those that "feed a man a fish and teach a man to fish." Days for Girls does both.
I started volunteering with Days For Girls last year and I have. Ben so impressed by the culture of this organization! There is always someone available to answer questions quickly. They have a low overhead for running a nonprofit and the passion for their important purpose is phenomenal!
3 1/2 years ago, Girl Scout Troop 733 in Alachua, Florida started using Days for Girls patterns to make reusable, washable menstrual supplies. After the kits made it to Kenya, we received thank you notes from 72 school girls and realized this was not just a one time project - eventually we became the Alachua County Chapter of DFG. Our kits have been distributed all over the planet and we have personally set up enterprises in Kenya, Malawi, and Peru - about to go to Nepal next. This is one of the best nonprofits to volunteer with! And what we are doing has incredible impact on girls and women around the world. We are now even making kits for local women. photo is of girls in Guatemala receiving kits we made. other photo is of two of our Girl Scouts sewing. videos are of the Giampampo School headmaster and Dulkit in Kenya speaking about how the kits are helping her and her friends.
This is an incredible group. Selflessly giving so much time material and money to help girls stay in school and teach girls and women about themselves.
Check them out to see what a low overhead they work with and what they are doing with the Enterprise system teaching people to make their own feminine hygeine products and more to sell and then be able to support themselves and others! It is incredible what Days for Girls is doing around the world.
I was introduced to Days for Girls at a convention. I was intrigued by their story. The next year we were able to hear from them again. I was with my daughter and we both felt that we needed to get involved, so we started a team in our area. The more we talk about Days for Girls, the more that people around us get excited and want to join our efforts. We started our team in November and now just 4 months later, we are close to assembling 100 kits to send to Nepal in June. We have been touched by the amazing work that this organization does and that it has the ability to bring together people from all over the world in a cause that is truly making a difference!!! We love Days for Girls!!!
I haven't come across a greater "bang for your buck" non profit. People from all over the world are volunteering their time, donating fabric and money, all to keep girls in school. Because when given the opportunity, the girls do all the rest.
I have been a team leader for about 3 years. I love sewing and volunteering for Days For Girls. Supporting a girl to stay in school, helping a displaced refugee gives me the feeling of helping someone I do not know. I love this feeling. I have a small team and we have been able to send over 300 kits out. That is 300 women and girls with a life, a story that we have hopefully made a little better.
Working with Days for Girls has been amazing!Edication for girls abroad and people here in the states! All of a sudden I am teaching teenage boys at my daughters high school about feminine hygiene and doing corporate events; teaching men, women and teens all about how to respect each other, what women and girls are experiencing overseas and how we can help by giving a washable feminine hygiene kit! AMAzING!!!