HOW TO DONATE
Donate Fabric and Supplies
Before purchasing fabric please review the List of Criteria for fabrics by clicking the link:
Donate Funds for Fabric and Supplies
- Place cash donations in the "tip jar" on sew day.
- Make a check payable to "Days for Girls International" (Memo: Spokane WA Team)
- Donate online at the Days for Girls website.
CHERRIE's DREAM LIST
- Flannel is still on sale at Joann fabrics and now with additional $5 coupon off $35 spent. 2 yard increments work best (ie., bolt is 8 yards)
- Large see-through storage bins
- Color-Catchers for washing fabrics, especially batiks (in laundry section of store)
- Heavy Duty lint rollers
- Packages of girl's panties (Target, WalMart)
- Hotel size soap bars
- Ziplock (brand specific) freezer gallon bags - tabs only - no zippers
Our goal is to make a quality item that lasts for 3 years. Everyone needs to be familiar with the quality control criteria for every item they work on. Items that don't meet the criteria cannot be included in a Days4Girls bag.
Continued excitement about the project
This is an ongoing project and we're looking for interested individuals to lead one of the areas we're working on. I have 2 ladies who will be doing our quality control and inspection of all items produced.
We are an Official Days for Girls Team - The Spokane WA Team, having passed our sample evaluation. We had to send multiple pictures alongside rulers and with closeups to show we met the quality control criteria of each component - bag, shields and both regular and heavy duty liners.
We support Choshen Farm and the work they do with girls in the village of Fimpulu in northern Zambia.
Days for Girls Sew Day
What if your girls missed a week of school every month? That's a thing in rural Africa. It's not uncommon for girls around the world to miss school because they don't have the products they need.
The Garland Church sewing group is partnering with Days for Girls and Choshen Farm with a goal of making 1000 sustainable feminine products kits for girls in Zambia. Women and girls of all ages are invited to come sew with us. All skill levels are welcome.
Saturday, March 24th from 9am-4pm in The HUB
Hi ladies: as you know we have a sew day scheduled for Days for Girls on March 24. We will once again be sewing liners (sergers and machines with walking foot), cutting fabric, cutting off labels, sewing bags (regular sewing machines and sergers), unwrapping soaps, ironing fabrics and hopefully packing some bags. EXCITING!!
We have many different tasks... something for both sewers and nonsewers!! Come for a few hours or come for the whole day.
We will have a potluck and you can sign up at the link below. We used Mealtrain for the last QOV Sew Day and found it an easy and effective way to organize our potluck.
Please remember to nominate Spokane Days for GIrls for a monetary award through STCU and KREM 2 at https://stcu.org/Who-do-you-love.html . You can nominate Spokane Days for Girls every day until February 23.... let's raise some money.
It takes about $11/bag to make these Days for Girls bags. We have received some very nice donations of both money and fabric but currently our bank account is pretty low. Please think about opportunities for raising funds for this worthy cause.
One other statistic that puts this money/fabric thing in perspective is: it takes about 1.5 yards of flannel to make enough liners for 2 Days for Girls bags.... if we make 1000 bags over the next year.... we will need 750 yards of flannel alone....that is about 100 bolts of flannel... OH MY!!!
THANK YOU for everything you do For the Girls.... see you March 20th....
Please RSVP to help us plan for the sew day.