As a woman, can you imagine not having the needed supplies to deal with “that time of the month?” Millions of girls and woman around the world don’t have access to sanitary products, and if they do, their communities don’t have adequate waste management to handle the trash created.
You’ve heard me talk about HighCountryMommies.com as a great place to connect with all kinds of other moms. HighCountryMommies also has a charity component to it, called HCM Has Heart. Cayce Emmanuel is the charitable events coordinator, and has organized a campain to donate to Goods 4 Girls.
From the Goods 4 Girls website:
Goods 4 Girls was started to seek out donors to sew or purchase new, reusable menstrual pads for donations to areas of Africa where these products are needed most. Providing reusable supplies not only provides a more environmentally friendly alternative for these young women (in areas of adequate water supply for washing), it reduces their dependence on outside aid organizations to continue providing for their monthly needs.
You can read about the recent distribution in Kenya by clicking here
Here is a message from Cayce:
We are in need of as any repurposed items as possible. flannel shirts or thick flannel sheets (no cute prints, but stripes, dots are ok), 100% cotton batting for the inner, PUL waterproof fabric of any print or solid color, and size 20 snaps (1 per pad). We also have a challenge to make enough wetbags for the girls (that’s 1 per 5 pads)…they use PUL fabric (again, no cute prints) and zippers….her website lists those specifics. And we are looking for help with shipping costs to. We really do want to involve the community. Read the blog – it’s amazing what a difference this can make!