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The Mission and Vision of Days for Girls:

We're turning periods into pathways.

Days for Girls increases access to menstrual care and education by developing global partnerships, cultivating social enterprises, mobilizing volunteers, and innovating sustainable solutions that shatter stigmas and limitations for women and girls. Together, we're creating a world with dignity, health, and opportunity for all.

Our movement has reached more than one million girls — and counting!  With your help, we can reach Every Girl. Everywhere. Period.

What our club and community volunteers do is create the Supreme Days for Girls Kit, the deluxe version of a Kit. It contains the materials shown here.

 

You may notice that these Kits don't look like traditional pads...and there's a reason for that. The bright colours camouflage staining. The absorbent liners unfold to look like a washcloth, which allows women to wash and dry them outside in the sun without causing embarrassment. All of these design choices add up to a lasting, easy-to-care-for solution. Kits last on average about 3 years, enabling young women to attend school, maintain social connections and mature wothout shame.

From September to November and January to April volunteers meet at the Rotary Youth Centre on Thursday from 4 to 8 and Saturday from 9 to 3 to sew, snap, string, iron and a myriad of other tasks to get components ready for kit assembly day. A number of volunteers complete various tasks at home, such as sewing, dying, snapping, stringing.  Our club devotes our meeting to stringing bags ans snapping shields from time to time to assist in the effort. Kit assembly day, Saturday at the end of November and April, is a beehive of activity as the components are put together in the cloth bags ready to take to the Red Deer chapter for distribution where needed.

Our club has prepared over 2,700 kits to date. Visit the Days for Girls website for more information. Contact Carol to volunteer in this very worthwhile project.