Garland Church
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Days for Girls Sew Day

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HOW TO DONATE

Donate Fabric and Supplies

Before purchasing fabric please review the List of Criteria for fabrics. Also, check out this helpful Fabric Guidelines Chart.

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). Mail to Garland Church 2011 W Garland Ave, Spokane, WA 99205 OR give to Cherrie/Darcy on Sew Day.

  • Donate online at the Days for Girls website.

CHERRIE's DREAM LIST

  • Cotton Panties for girls in sizes 10, 12 or 14 – no thongs or boy cut – no animals, animal prints, cartoon / TV / Pop Culture / National flags / Words / Glam. We purchase most of ours at Walmart or Target. We can dye panties that are white or very light colored.

  • Washcloths in colors that show stains such as tan, grey, blue, turquoise. We usually buy the multipack at Target; Rooms Essentials 6 washcloths for $2.99. Light texture best because they dry faster.

  • 2 or 3 boxes of Sharpie pens Black – use for marking liners prior to serging.

  • Rotary cutter blades in either 45 mm or 60 mm sizes – we go through these like crazy!!

  • Gallon size freezer Ziploc bags (no sliders/zippers) available at Costco.

  • Cones of serger thread (available at Joann Fabric) in medium to dark colors (no black or white).

  • We always need fabrics. Fabric Choice Matters. Global feedback informed the fabric guidelines we use for DfG Kits in order for them to work well culturally, physically and durably. It matters… for the girls.


Quality Control

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.


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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.


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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.


Join us for our upcoming Sew Days!

April 13, May 4 and June 8

Good morning ladies....   back from the beautiful Islands of Hawaii & Oahu and ready to work on DFG!! Actually, Gerry K and I have already been shopping for flannel and cotton fabric for kits and I've been cutting bags for the past couple of days. Ann-Scott and her group had a sew day this past weekend and I know several of you are busy at home sewing, washing fabrics etc. We are a busy group!!


Just want to remind you that next Saturday, April 13 from 9 am - 1 pm we will be working on DFG kits in the HUB at Garland Church. Bring your sewing and cutting supplies, a snack to share and let's have fun while making a difference in the lives of girls in rural Zambia.


Also we are very excited to have received some significant donations this past couple of months.... that means we have FABRIC!! and fabric is on the way from the mill in Arkansas. Anticipate we will have YARDS of fabric to cut and send home with volunteers to be washed. THANK YOU to our financial supporters.


If you would like to make nonmonetary donations to our DFG project please see the list to the left.

Thanks ladies and I look forward to seeing you next Saturday!!

Future DFG Sew days: May 4, June 8, no summer sew days but individuals/small groups can work independently and our team will be distributing kits in Zambia. Fall Sew Days have not been scheduled yet.
Making a difference in the lives of girls!!

Cherrie

* If you ever have questions please contact us by filling out the contact form below.

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