Days For Girls is a program that assembles reusable feminine hygiene kits that are distributed to girls and women in over 120 countries. Here in Wenatchee a local group of women meet once a month to sew, iron, glue, and assemble all the necessary components to provide women with a packet holding essential materials to manage their monthly feminine needs.
“Around the world, girls and women resort to using rags, mattress stuffing, banana leaves, feathers, and even cow dung to manage their menstruation. Days for Girls provides safe, beautiful, washable and long-lasting alternatives she can count on month after month— along with vital health education.”¹
The Days for Girls project in Wenatchee, Washington is an ongoing effort. The Wenatchee Days for Girls team sent 200 kits to Uganda in and another 50 were delivered to Haiti. They also promised 400 kits to African Missions for Christ that were completed during the summer.
In January 2019, Kathi Irving and Vicki Larson hand delivered hundreds of hygiene kits to the village of Kpone Bawaleshie, in Ghana. As they arrived to the village, Kathi said, “Hundreds of happy, excited, beautiful children ran around and reached out to us, and we reached out just as readily.” We have an opportunity to unite in a powerful way that reaches out to girls, with love, across the globe!
The group meets the first Thursday of each month at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 667 10th Street in East Wenatchee. Days for Girls hosts a morning session from 10 am until noon. Enter through the back doors and meet in the gym.
Barbara Gundersen, 509-670-1341
Vicki Larson, 509-741-9448
To learn more about the brilliant program, Days for Girls, visit the official website: Days for Girls International
¹ Days for Girls International