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Days for Girls International

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Civil Rights, Health, Public Health, Women, Womens Rights

Mission: At Days for Girls we are turning periods into pathways. We increase access to menstrual care and education by developing global partnerships, cultivating social enterprises, mobilizing volunteers, and innovating sustainable solutions that shatter stigma and limitations for women and girls. Our vision is to create a world with dignity, health, and opportunity for all.

Results: To date, Days for Girls has trained and supported 126 enterprises in 28 countries and mobilized over 1,000 volunteer chapters and teams, reaching more than 2.2 million women and girls in 144 countries with quality and environmentally friendly period products and health education.

Target demographics: Girls, women, and communities achieve opportunity, health, and dignity

Direct beneficiaries per year: Nearly 300,000 women and girls

Geographic areas served: 144 countries on 6 continents - and growing!

Programs: In order to pursue a system-change approach our programs include: Livelihoods Training for Social Entrepreneurs: Our locally-led programs train social entrepreneurs to be the change agents within their own communities. Advocacy: Our advocacy program supports local leaders with the tools and resources necessary to advance campaigns that promote menstrual equity and reduces shame and stigma. Menstrual Products: We make and sell reusable menstrual pads from local enterprises for low- and middle resourced communities and schools. Health Education: We provide updated, factual curriculum and train local health educators.

Community Stories

115 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Leyla D.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been involved with DfG since 2016 and I have loved every minute of it! I first found out about Days for Girls while living and working in Laos. We found a huge need for menstrual health education and access to products. I was able to witness firsthand the incredible impact of the DfG kits and education on the lives of women, girls, and whole communities and also see the inspiring group of local women and men who lead the DfG team there. Amazing local champions, change markers, and advocates! This is what I love about DfG; their focus on quality MH education, washable pads that last, and elevating local leadership! The feedback we have received from the Lao women and girls has been incredible. "In the past, we didn't have anything to use when we had our period, sometimes not even underwear. It wasn't comfortable. We couldn't work hard when we had our periods. Now we can carry bamboo, work hard, and go anywhere! We're very happy." Another said "Before, I didn't want to even sit down, but now I can do anything!" and my personal favorite, "I can't wait to have my period now!", showing how DfG Kits and education can break stigmas and help turn menstruation into something positive and natural for girls and women all over the world! I feel so lucky to be a part of such an amazing organization

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As an active volunteer certified sewist, team leader, and Ambassador of Women’s Health, I can’t say enough good about Days for Girls International. From the beginning two years ago, I’ve seen the organization is dedicated to its mission, attentive to its volunteer input and support, flexible in meeting emerging needs and committed to growth around the world.

Although I lead a very small team, we have been able to make a big difference for girls around the globe, specifically in Uganda, Beirut, and Mexico.

Days for Girls Int’l is working to solve a problem in the world. Our work has a cascading effect, and huge consequences for girls and women around the globe.

I strive to live by the words of Anne Frank. “How wonderful it is that nobody wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

Despite the isolation brought by the pandemic, I used my time wisely and made 3500 components to be assembled for Days for Girls menstruation kits.

Susan V.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Days for Girls empowers girls and women all over the world by providing women's health information and menstrual supplies to those who need them and by helping women become economically more independent. Importantly, the leaders and volunteers of the organization listen to and act upon valuable input from the women and girls they serve and from the many volunteers who provide services which makes the organization more effective and efficient. The positivity of this organization is contagious and motivating for everyone involved.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Amazing mission that will literally change the world and empower women globally. Fantastic leadership.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have personally been incredibly inspired, educated and amazed by the vision of the Days for Girls International organization. I was moved to volunteer and get more involved as I learned more about the need and good work they did to end Period Poverty. We are continuing to expand access to menstrual care and education while increasing global advocacy and partnerships. Our most important asset is their innovative and sustainable PAD and KIT - no other organization has such an impressive product solution!!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great non profit that empowers local leaders to combat period poverty!

SandyLC

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Days for Girls is awesome! I love how they work on system change from all angles to combat period poverty. From advocating against the tampon tax to working with volunteers to make DfG Kits for refugees to training local leaders to start businesses. What an impact they are having around the world!!!

Michelle J.5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Ever since starting and running a DFG team in 2017, my life has been blessed on so many different levels. I get to rub shoulders daily with compassionate people desiring to use their means and time to make someone else’s life better. I get to cheer on women and girls around the world who I now call friends, as we battle together to fight period poverty. I have a constant reminder that I can do hard things, and help others in the midst of that. DFG is the blessing I didn’t know was missing.

quigleyflys

Volunteer

Rating: 5

After years in humanitarian relief work since 1999 in Cambodia, Nepal, Philippines, Guatemala, Haiti, Ecuador, Peru, Uzbekistan …. I finally found DaysForGirls or DaysForGirls found ME. THEN I set out to feel assured that this NGO was reaching that girl at the end of the mile. DaysForGirls has met every expectation and beyond, also fulfilling many SDG 2030 goals with this hands on assistance to keep girls in school. Period.
PLUS educating with our Women’s Health Education program that the recipients can share. AND giving recipients support to establish their own enterprises. This has been a WIN WIN WIN WIN. Oh and also reaching out in my own community. Add another WIN WIN.
Thank You DaysForGirls for giving us this personal and powerful platform to end Period Poverty and Period Stigma.

Brenda Sorensen B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love to sew and I love to serve. Days for Girls gives me the opportunity to strengthen communities, keep young women in school and change a girls life all while doing what I love. I’m so blessed to be a part of this organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A wonderful organization to help keep girls in school which in turn helps further their education which helps their families move out of poverty. DfG provides education to remove the stigma of menstrual periods. It is not a bad thing! You do not have to be ostracized from the community once a month. They help girls / women deal with their flow, something we take for granted in our country.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've been involved with Days for Girls for over 10 years and have personally witnessed how life-changing their kits and health education are to the women and girls they serve. The need for menstrual health education and products is great across the globe. Days for Girls addresses both the tangible needs women and girls have to manage their periods and couples that with much needed health education. From their vast volunteer network to their incredible staff, each is driven with compassion, gratitude an a can-do attitude to elevate and support girls.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love working with the people of Days For Girls, International and locally in Australia. It is amazing how things happen. When you are in need someone donates. The energy is tangabible, and very real. The end result is we are helping women and girls everywhere get on with their life and education. What an impact

Sandy C.2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I’ve worked at Days for Girls for nearly 4 years and it’s been an incredible experience. The impact we make around the world changes lives. Plus the dedication of all involved is truly inspiring.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

After a year long trip around the world, I started to look for opportunities to give back. This resulted in helping start a girls school in a remote region of Nepal. Not surprising, this has been an incredible experience but one thing that I never thought of was what they did when they had their periods. So when I heard about Days for Girls I immediately wanted to learn more about their solution. What I found was their focus on quality education, pads and empowering local leadership. Watching a local young Nepal woman teach the girls at my school was amazing. I will never forget their faces as they listened during her health education class and then handing out DfG Kits that last 3 years. Thanks to Days for Girls, they will not miss school due to not having supplies during their periods. Love their approach of celebrating to shatter the silence.

Cathie F.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It has given my team a chance to serve others and fulfill a very important human need. It also gives us the opportunity to develop skills and have great visits!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I learned about DfG when I was Rotary club President. We donated funds for the first DfG’s project in India and I was asked to be trained to go. This started an amazing journey for me! I did go to India and also Cambodia, to train and distribute hundreds of DfG kits! Now I direct a local team in my hometown with many volunteers. We have provided hundreds kits for refugees.
Our kits have traveled to several continents!
Since the Covid crisis began we have produced 4500 cloth masks for local nonprofits, care centers and hospitals, as well as local businesses and community members!
DfG has given hope, education and safety to millions of young women in 144 nations! They deserve the attention and support of greatnonprofits.org
Tere Moore
Brigham City Mountain View DfG Team leader

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Days for Girls has changed the way people worldwide think about periods. DFGI brought to notice the inequities of how girls and women are treated when menstruating and the lack of access to sanitary products during this time of the month. Days for Girls changed this landscape forever through developing and distributing washable reusable DfG sanitary kit and providing menstrual health and hygiene education programs. Knowledge is power. All of this has been achieved through leadership, teams/chapter volunteers, social enterprises and many partners.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first learned about Days for Girls from a FB post. Reading about the lack of basic needs for girls having their theirs was heart wrenching. I was able to organize a small team in my town. Because of this organization, girls around the world are able to attend school with dignity instead of missing several days a month due to lack of sanitary supplies during menstruation. I have met many dedicated, compassionate, kind, women through DFG. It is a group that gives materials and time from their hearts. Girls in poverty will be able to rise above circumstances and become citizens, mothers, and leaders who can inspire others. Thank God for DFG! Every girl. Everywhere. Period. No more shame because we Know.

Adrienne Oakes B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have helped many women and girls towards a brighter future with education and also products to manage the gift of menstruation. With covid 19 we switched to masks for all! A nimble organization that helps where needed.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In my 21 years of volunteer work, since 1999, globally from Ethiopia, to Chuuk Island, to India, to Myanmar, to Nepal, to Uzbekistan, to Laos, to Bolivia, to Bangladesh, to El Salvador, to China, etc, to USA - I believe DaysForGirls reaches THE KEY person: that girl at the end of the mile. It is supporting THAT girl to stay in school, avoiding child marriage, avoiding desperation often ending in human trafficking, who with her community and our support will change her world, which is our world.

Amanda H.11

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Days for Girls is changing lives through education and reusable feminine hygiene kits made with ! The kits help girls stay in school and extra week a month for about three years. I have met the founder on a couple occasions and marvelled at her heart Celeste Mergens is amazing . We have a chapter in northern Alberta Canada and are the cheerleaders for an Enterprise in the Dominican Republic where they sew (and can sell) kits. The kits team and chapters make are all sponsored. Each kit costs about $15 in materials as they are made by volunteers. In just over 10 years 1.7 MILLION kits have been made and distributed . I could go on, and on. Days for Girls.

Wendy W.1

Advisor

Rating: 5

We've been a DfG team for just over 2 years... and have distributed over 800 menstrual health kits to women and girls in Mexico and Haiti. The response is overwhelmingly positive! From giving them the freedom to continue to work or attend school, to overcoming menstrual stigma, these kits are changing lives!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I saw Days for Girls in a short FB post and jumped in.... in a year, we have over 100 sewing/packing volunteers. To be able to lend our skills to help girls and women around the world is most fulfilling! To see the smiles on the faces of the recipients brings us untold joy! We are changing their lives for the better, one girl at a time. As a team leader, I'm constantly amazed at the passion and dedication our team exhibits... and we know the girls feel the love as well.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is my 5th year with Days for Girls and I am happy to say I have seen the change! I have gone to India and taught the program over the last four years, and I have watched girls gain the confidence they need to go a little further in school, stand up for themselves, and say no when appropriate! This has kept me going! I am so happy to serve.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!!!

1 Carl N Lynne S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved as a team leader in Brigham City, UT with Days for Girls International for about 2 1/2 years. It has been a privilege to work with this organization. They continually strive for a Golden Standard in all that they do. Their heart and soul goes into each and every kit component that they make; always striving to meet the needs of menstruating school girls so that the girls can stay in school during their periods. Also, when someone donates to a DFG chapter or team, 100% of the money goes towards making the kits. Everything is done by volunteer workers.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I Love Days for Girls. I am the Chapter Leader for The Medford OR Chapter and I can not say enough about how great it has been to volunteer for this non profit. I love what I do and the people I get to spend time with. I believe we are making a difference in the world for girls and women. My chapter has grown so this is an old picture, but I adore these women.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fulfilling a great need world wide! This is a project all women can relate to and everyone can make a meaningful contribution. To me, that is one of the beauties of this organization. Although sewing is involved, there are a lot of opportunities for non sewers to make significant contributions. The education at distribution is an important factor in improving the lives of women and girls around the world.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Here in Shrewsbury MA we got involved over 3 years ago starting with a group of about 10. We have grown to over 40 people showing up twice a month to sew and pack and everything in between. We are so inspired that several of our team have traveled to developing countries to teach and distribute kits. The love and joy that goes into supporting women worldwide is indescribable. Thank you Days for Girls for caring so deeply for dignity and respect for girls and women.

1 Leyla I.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I first found out about Days for Girls while working on a women's empowerment project in Laos. We found a huge need for menstrual health education and access to products. I was able to witness first hand the impact of the DfG kits and education on the lives of the women and girls in our program and also see the inspiring group of local women who led our DfG partnership project shine as local leaders on MHM in their communities! This is what I love about DfG; their focus on quality MH education, washable reusable sanitary pads that last on average 2-3 years and empowering local leadership! The feedback we have received from the Lao women and girls has been incredible. "In the past, we didn't have anything to use when we had our period, sometimes not even underwear. It wasn't comfortable. We couldn't work hard when we had our periods. Now we can carry bamboo, work hard, and go anywhere! We're very happy." Another said "Before, I didn't want to even sit down, but now I can do anything!" and my personal favorite, "I can't wait to have my period now!", showing how DfG Kits and education can break stigmas and help turn menstruation into something positive and natural
for girls and women all over the world!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Days for Girls is one of the strongest menstrual health NGOs in the world. Their grassroots approach is inclusive to all and their core values of local leaders is truly inspiring

1 Kathy R.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Inspiring group! Quality efforts in all that they do!

I know that my efforts to support them are appreciated and not wasted!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was retiring after working 37 years for a major aerospace company. After much research looking for a non-profit to support I found Days for Girls.
It has changed my life. Knowing that my team and I are helping girls stay in school makes my heart happy as I move into this next phase of my life.
Getting local girls involved is a joy!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a Days for Girls volunteer, it has been a great joy to me, to make and send sustainable feminine hygiene kits to girls who otherwise aren't able to stay in school because of a perfectly natural process. It's also been very rewarding to share the Days for Girls story with other people who, like me, have always taken for granted that feminine hygiene products are available to everyone and raise awareness of this important issue. The educational component, teaching about reproductive health, that goes along with each kit distribution is also so very important to the girls and women receiving the kits. And---the main office is so supportive of the volunteers.

1 Lora H.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

By providing one of the most basic needs (feminine hygiene) to girls and women all over the world Days for Girls is giving them the opportunity to learn about their reproductive stystem, how to care for their bodies and have a cost effective product to use every month, so they can attend school or work. During the health training they are taught that when they start their period they are not dying, but it is an amazing part of growing up, how a baby is created, and personal safety. Days for Girls is an amazing organization that bringing greater dignity, knowledge and health to girls and women around the world.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My name is Diana Nelson, and I first learned about Days for Girls when living in Bangkok, Thailand. I had lived overseas and traveled extensively and never once did I think what women and girls were doing to manage their menstruation until I heard Celeste Mergen's (founder of DfG) give a speech in Hong Kong. Learning what some women and girls were going through, and how they were being treated because of something that was natural was hard for me to understand. I knew I had to get involved. I now live in South Africa and get to see, first hand, how DfG Kits are literally changing lives. I was just able to follow up with women and girls who had received their DfG 1-2 years earlier and heard from them the difference this little bag has made in their lives. The young girls now don't miss school, the older women can now attend meetings, travel, and not feel shame or worry that they smell or will leak. All of them reported no more infections since using their DfG washable pads. I love that this is a problem that can be fixed and that it is changing lives by creating more dignity and opportunity for those who receive DfG menstrual education and washable pads. I included two pictures that I took at my last DfG Distribution because I think it captures how these girls and women feel about getting a DfG washable pad that they know will make all the difference in their lives.

1 Valerie C.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Days for Girls Macedon Ranges put together a shipment of menstrual products for our Church to send to South Africa. They did a truly wonderful job to help the girls in a mission our Church supports. These packs have made a huge difference in hygiene & health for the poorest of poor communities. It was a joy to work with Days for Girls Macedon Ranges. They are doing a wonderful job for a non profit organisation & helping countless girls regain days & dignity.

1 Carol273

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A lady came to speak at my church. I was so moved by the story she told. She said girls were banished from their homes or made to stay on their beds sitting on cardboard until they were done menstrating. That meant they couldn't go to school. She touch something in me. There was a homade solution. I have been sewing since I was 5. This was my calling from God. I could make a difference in a girls life. I've been sewing every day ever since. This group is honestly the best thing to happen to me. They are shaking the world up by educating everyone about a normal body function.

1 Lee Elizabeth B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization has goals to reach all girls and women educating them about their bodies and helping them continue their education. Magnificent!!!

1 MarilynCarothers

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Days for Girls helps not only girls from 3rd world countries stay in school (which is awesome) but also gives OUR girls and women great skills. Everyone feels better when we can help others

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Stumbled upon this organization 3 years ago and was immediately drawn in by the startling facts about the world-wide lack of feminine hygiene products and the consequences which that lack causes in regard to the education of girls around the world. Girls need to be able to stay in school and reach their highest potential. What a waste of intellect if only the male 1/2 of the population receives a full education. I was instrumental in getting a volunteer group started in my church. We have been sewing items for the hygiene kits and raising awareness of this organization for 3 years. We now have 30 volunteers coming from 6 towns meeting on a monthly basis. We are proud to be a part of this effort and also applaud the organization's effort to teach women to create these products for themselves.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Five stars! Helping girls stay in school around the world by giving them feminine hygiene kits is a winner. The volunteers giving of their time are passionate and committed and the kits get to the girls along with education on what is happening with their bodies. A truly wonderful organization.

2 brandyraerae

Volunteer

Rating: 5

DfG International is beyond amazing. Here are a few reasons why:
1st - the cause it supports is a cause that humans don’t like to talk about, but DfG talks about it anyway.
2nd - well organized through and through - the entire organization is complicated, but, as a volunteer, I never feel it.
3rd - easy to reach who you need - from the CEO to a local volunteer. People are findable via email and reachable and they reply!
4th - impressive communications - their website and social media are well organized and user friendly and SO informative.
5th - the organization stays relevant and current all the time - up to date!
6th - the work makes an amazing positive difference in people’s lives around the WORLD! It is amazing. From the volunteer making a menstrual hygiene kit to the girl or women across the globe improving her lifestyle with that very kit.

Sooooo many more reasons to love, respect and ‘root’ for DfG!!!!!!!

1 Karie A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’m with the Pittsburgh Chapter! We sew every Wednesday from 10am to 7pm in Third Presbyterian Church 5701 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232. We have “sew” much fun! Call 412-661-4710 and ask for Karie. I would love to talk to you about the wonderful work DFG does. We are inspired by the ways in which access to menstrual products can change the world. Every Girl. Everywhere. Period.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I first learned what young ladies in underdeveloped countries used to cope with their menstrual flow, I just couldn't wrap my head around it. I still can't. But now, I sew these wonderful, reusable Days for Girls feminine hygiene kits to help make their lives a little easier, to educate them about their bodies, but best of all, keep them in school to help break the chain of poverty. I'm proud to play a small part in solving a big problem.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

3 years ago, I went to my first puberty class. After class, I asked my Mom, "What do women and girls do if they can't afford to buy these?" meaning tampons and pads. She didn't have an answer. I wanted to make little bags of pads to give away to the homeless. We researched a lot and found out that there wasn't anyone doing this for the girls. We also found out that we had almost 200 homeless girls in our school district who didn't have the hygiene products they needed to attend school or to participate confidently. My Mom came across an organization called Days for Girls. We wanted to help the homeless girls in our community, so we started a local Edmonds WA Chapter together. A month later, we were able to make the washable pads/ kits and give them to the girls. We haven't stopped sewing and my Girls Who Care Club even put on a dessert auction fundraiser a few years ago to help raise money for them. We raised almost $10,000. It is really great to be able to give back to other girls.

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1 barrowisp

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have never come across an organization, nonprofit or for-profit, that has a better bang-for-the-buck in improving the world. For around $10 (and a few hours of service) I can create a kit that enables girls to reclaim 180 days of days they likely would have missed school, days they might have sat alone at home, days they might have felt ashamed simply for being female. I get to literally roll up my sleeves and take part in creating a beautiful set of menstrual pads that prevent leaks, camouflage stains, and help a girl to care for her menstrual hygiene in privacy and with dignity.

Volunteers go into urban and rural settings, visiting schools and clinics and orphanages, teaching girls (some of whom knew nothing about menstruation until it happened to them) about the menstrual cycle that is the reason every human being on this planet. We teach how pregnancy happens, and how HIV is transmitted. We teach self-care and self-defense. We teach that menstruation is not a curse, or a disease. And that any one of them could be the next Oprah Winfrey, their nation's next national treasure.

Days for Girls International cuts to the heart of issues that keep families in poverty. It frees girls and women to discover their potential. It facilitates the goals of other worthy projects like school-building and combating maternal mortality. It has captured my passion and I embrace its audacious goal of "Every girl. Everywhere. Period." by 2020. There are so many problems in the world that are difficult to solve. This is not one of them. At the rate DfG is going, I believe that within my lifetime, every girl will have reasonable access to sustainable menstrual hygiene options that are affordable, comfortable, and dependable. Let's do this!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been sewing with days for girls for over a year. I jus started a team in my town. It is the most rewarding experience. I am so appreciative of my education, and I can't imagine a girl being held back by her period! I love giving girls back days!!!!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

1 Suzanne92

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Days for Girls provides reusable feminine hygiene kits for girls around the world to help them stay in school and thus reduce the poverty rate and give them a real chance at having successful lives. Sewing these kits blesses our girls too as they have a chance to serve and learn compassion for those without these basic supplies.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I heard about this organization and what they do three years ago. I was touched by how such a simple "to us" solution can really make a direct, instantaneous difference to a girl in need. How it changes her life by allowing her to stay in school everyday, become fully educated, and change the course of her life. How it can open her life to change and bettering it for herself, her family and her community. $10 for supplies and an hour for me to spend sewing to make a kit, and I CAN make a difference to someone in the world.

I started a chapter and began involving my other sewing friends and they have told their friends and their mothers and their sisters, and on and on, and now three years later we have spread the word to connections all over the country and into Canada. It is something we as females, who all have experienced the simple biological function of menstration can relate to.

We have all had moments that we find ourselves without when our period begins, but within a few minutes can find a restroom with toilet paper to substitute until we can get to an easy source of pads or tampons to solve our problem. What I have learned since being involved with DFG, most girls and women in the world don't even have that luxury of rolled up toilet paper! Nor a source of pads or tampons in another place or store around the corner. Most don't even have an idea of what to do when this bleeding begins, but just sit, literally sit and wait it out.

I have always loved sewing , and for 28 years sewn various things for humanitarian projects. But once I found this, I have fully committed my time (50-60 hours a week) to making these kits and teaching others to, because I know it makes a difference to each who receives it. I have feedback from every distribution our chapter sends out that it is so welcome , such an ingenious invention to make it simply, washable, sustainable, to resolve an ongoing dilemma to every girl born.
It's an easy project to do, it's great to share with my friends, and we love working on it together, and knowing every step we do, every time we share about the need, every hour we sew, we are doing something that contributes to making life better for one girl. It's very fulfilling and rewarding, knowing it matters to that one girl, and to the next. It's something we just can't stop doing, because there's always just one more girl we want to reach.

Leah19

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Days for Girls makes a huge impact in the world, not only through providing a simple hygiene solution that makes a difference for thousands of women and girls, but also through the way Days for Girls mobilizes volunteers and social entrepreneurs in order to accomplish this. Through its unique, hybrid approach, Days for Girls has reached 300,000 women and girls in over 100 countries. That's amazing! Days for Girls is proving that simple things really can make a world of difference. www.daysforgirls.org.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Days for Girls' mission is so simple, and that's why it's effective. Oftentimes the state of poverty in the world or the incredible challenges we face can seem daunting. However, sometimes solutions to these problems really are simple. Days for Girls breaks the cycle of poverty and lifts up women, girls, and communities through an innovative and effective way.

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Deb_23

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm over-the-top impressed with Days for Girls. I don't know how they serve so many around the globe with what seems so little. Everyone involved at DfG gives their 100% and more to reach girls and women around the world with opportunities they would never have had or even dreamed could be possible. The education, income, and leadership opportunities created by supporters of Days for Girls is changing the world. Period.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As an educator, speaker, consultant, and mom, I am thrilled to support DAYS FOR GIRLS INTERNATIONAL. I have seen them connect resources, raise awareness and mobilize grass roots volunteers to create thousands of sanitary hygiene kits. By networking with non-profit organizations that travel to third-world nations, they get kits to women, helping keep girls in school. I witnessed the collaboration of Days for Girls with Orphans Africa. Time and resources are precious to operations like these, and they don't waste a minute or a penny. They're small and serve so many with so little.

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1 Jacqueline35

Board Member

Rating: 5

This organization impacts the lives of so many through the work they do. Imagine that girls and women that are missing in society for work, school, social events with family and friends, left in isolation can now participate fully! By providing feminine hygiene options, Days for Girls International provides needed supplies and the education that comes along with the supplies allowing these women and girls to fully integrate back into life in their workplace providing an income to take care of their families; education to young girls allowing them to be consistent in school, graduate and become leaders in their communities; and to participate fully in the family structure taking care of the needs of family for daily and special occasions.
Days for Girls provides more than the feminine hygiene products, they offer work opportunities through the Days for Girls Enterprises. When Days for Girls comes into a community they provide a needed products and guidance/education so that women are able to be self reliant for their income while working in the enterprises established in their communities. These enterprises teach and train the women to create feminine hygiene kits in their communities to create an income stream and the ability to help their communities. The women teach and train other women to create the kits and provide the health education as well.

This is truly amazing the gift and legacy Days for Girls provides.

Jacqueline Scott

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Who would have thought that something so small could be at the root of poverty and so much pain and indignity?? Days for girls provides a solution that restores dignity, keeps girls in school and ultimately gives them options! The best part is that it is sustainable! Help this wonderful group change the world one pad at a time.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so impressed with this nonprofit. The way it has stretched and grown and helped so many women around the world. Well done!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Days for Girls uplifts, empowers, radiates love, strengthens women and inspires all.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Days for Girls has been apart of my life for years and I am constantly amazed at the love and compassion that it brings to women across the world and to the women whom make it happen right here. This project is truly inspired. What better cause than to help girls and women everywhere remember their true potential and cherish their divine nature? It has been a privledge watching this project influence so many and to be part of such an incredible cause.

2 Inga M.

Donor

Rating: 5

I love Days For Girls and the impact they are having!
You can contribute in so many different ways - not just with money. Hands on involvement, their moving updates on social media etc, community initiatives and always exciting new projects keeps you inspired to stay involved.

3 Tanner Y.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There are few organizations in the world that will make as big of an impact so quickly as this one will. Cannot say enough good things about Days for Girls.