Every Girl. Everywhere. Period.
Upcoming Day’s For Girls Events!
5th September 4-8pm at Remade - 13500 Old Seward Highway Anchorage
Sewing kit components in a small group. This is a good time to get individual help and instruction or make kit components.
14th September 10am at St. John United Methodist Church - 1801 O'Malley Road Anchorage Come and learn to make the drawstring bags. Please RSVP to Allison Smith at 907-602-2753.
28th September at St. John United Methodist Church - 1801 O'Malley Road Anchorage
Drawstring Bag Event 9am-3:00pm
We will be setting up a large assembly line to produce drawstring bags. Come and go as your schedule allows. Bring your sewing machine or serger if you have one and a variety of medium and dark 100% polyester thread. There will also be cutting and ironing stations if you don’t want to sew. Please invite your friends. If you would like to bring a soup to share for lunch please contact Brianne Jensen at 907-306-3475.
Join us monthly on the 2nd Saturday at St. John UMC for a day of sewing. Come out no matter what your sewing skills are! Help organize, sew, cut or energize. We can use all the hands available.
Over 70 people from across Alaska gathered at St. John on Saturday, June 23
for a Days For Girls Sewing event.
Most girls in developing countries miss school during their days;
many eventually drop out We are doing something about that!
Guatemala Mission July 2019
Whom Shall I Send?
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I; send me!” -Isaiah 6:8
There will be a general information meeting to learn about the mission team plan. Our gracious Guatemalan hostess will present slides and speak about the blessings that her community received in 2017. We will discuss the scope, mission statement and team formation for the trip. SJUMC conference room Monday, June 25 at 6:30 p.m.
Days for Girls Report
DAYS FOR GIRLS REPORT
Days for Girls Mission: Creating a more dignified, free and educated world through access to lasting feminine hygiene solutions.
The South Anchorage Days for Girls sewing team meets at the Anchorage ReMade store the first Thursday of every month from 4-8:00pm. Other sewing groups have been taking a summer break.
In July and August we gave away 455 Days For Girls kits in assorted places in Guatemala. This included five Avivara schools, the Salud y Paz clinic and a women’s clinic in Jalapa, the Manos Abiertas midwife clinic in Antigua, a group of girls from five communities near Jalapa, and the elementary school in Comanchaj. We also gave away over 170 pods (two liners folded in a shield).
Days For Girls is establishing an enterprise in Panajachel (an enterprise is a small local business that provides jobs for women making DFG kits and training to be ambassadors of women’s health in their community) The enterprise hopes to be up and running soon. We brought them some supplies, and purchased 40 extra pods from them as gifts to some of the mothers of the girls we served.
The Anchorage ReMade store has provided fabric, supplies and workspace for the sewn kit components. There is an estimated 6 hours of time needed to sew each kit, so 455 kits was a huge effort! Several church groups and other community service organizations have also helped. We have been blessed with many dedicated sewers and contributors.
We wish to thank all our sponsors. We are so grateful for the opportunity to be part of this life-changing effort, and for all the help our sponsors provide. We believe in girls!
Please address information, comments or questions to:
Mary Werner 907-345-3036
Vee Anderson 907-345-6094
If you would like to know more about how to sew the kit follow this link to watch the you tubes here.
Our Mission is Simple:
Creating a more dignified, free and educated world through access to lasting feminine hygiene solutions.
Days for Girls International is a grassroots 501(c)3 non-profit. Women, and girls discover their potential and self-value, are equal participants and agents of social change and are given opportunities to thrive, grow and contribute to their community's betterment while ensuring quality sustainable feminine hygiene. We are all about partnerships and joining hands. There are a lot of things in the world that are hard to change. This doesn't have to be one of them. THIS we can change. Together.
Days for Girls Vision:
Every girl and woman in the world with ready feasible access to quality sustainable hygiene & health education by 2022.
Contact Diane Miller for more info.