Monday, September 29, 2014

Women Unite!

I caught a blog post the other day from a woman who heard about other women in third world countries in need of help. So she did something pretty cool by putting together a team to create a large number of menstrual kits as directed by the non-profit, Days For Girls International.

Her post really struck a chord with me as it explained why this small act is of such great importance. As taken from the Days For Girls International website....


​What if not having sanitary supplies meant DAYS without school, DAYS without income, DAYS without leaving the house? Girls use leaves, mattress stuffing, newspaper, corn husks, rocks, anything they can find during their menstrual cycle...but still miss up to 2 months of school every year. It turns out this issue is a surprising but instrumental key to social change for women all over the world.

I myself am not a sewer, but I went right over to the website and donated $40 which will go to help 60 women! I have since told a few of my friends about it and hope to continue the awareness and support for this cause in any way that I can. I've been wanting to find a way to help other women in need in some way for awhile now but I guess I just keep thinking that I don't have the time, or know where to begin. Well, I'm taking this project as my sign to be aware and supportive to these women in need. 

You can make a difference too! Click here to learn how to make your donation whether that be through sewing some kits, organizing a sewing team, collecting other needed necessities, or donating money. I also just declared them my charity through AmazonSmile which means that every time I shop for eligible purchases on, Amazon will donate 0.5% to them. You can set up a charity of your choice by visiting Pretty cool, right? Women unite!


  1. Thanks for letting me know about this Kate! I Think I might make up a few kits after I get my current projects done! It looks like they are doing a sew-a-thon on Oct 11, so maybe I will try to participate in that.

  2. It makes me so happy that my post reached you and that this cause struck a chord with you as it did with me. It makes me even more happy that you've done so much about it!