HOW TO DONATE
Donate Fabric and Supplies
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.
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.
Join us for our upcoming Sew Days on September 7 from 9am-1pm.
More info to come, but if you ever have questions please contact us by filling out the contact form below.
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