HOW TO DONATE
Donate Fabric and Supplies
Donate Funds for Fabric and Supplies
Money is always useful - we purchase large amounts of flannel and/or PUL (the waterproof fabric) from a Fabric Mill at a great price but it takes about $1,000 to place an order. Tax receipts available - talk to Cherrie or Darcy about this.**
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.
Donations are always appreciated!
Girls underpants (dark bright colors, no graphics, words, or animals), sizes 10, 12, 14, and 16, no thong or boy style (the shields don't fit on them) Bikini style is okay and are preferred by the girls.
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.
Large spools of 100% Polyester Thread in medium to dark colors (no black or white).
We always need fabrics. Fabric Choice Matters. Heavy flannel in medium to darker colors preferably geometric/floral patterns, no animals or words, 2 yard lengths (for liners).
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.
The next Days for Girls Sew Day is Saturday, September 7 from 9AM-1PM at Garland Church
Bring your sewing supplies, machines, snack to share, and come prepared to have fun.
Joann Fabric Store has their HUGE FLANNELRAMA SALE on.... great prices!! Feel like shopping?? Go shop for DFG!!
Specific info on fabric choices:
Appropriate Fabrics: Good quality and appealing fabrics, stain hiding prints/patterns in medium to dark colors.
Botanicals, geometrics, and batik patterns are best, rather than solid colors. All fabric is woven – no knit fabric.
Avoid light colored fabric. No eyes/faces (animals, fish, people, etc.) insects or snakes (butterflies and ladybugs okay if no eyes or faces). No camo, guns or hunting. No solid fabric in saffron color (monk robe yellow) for Asia, it is ok in Africa. Avoid National Flags, cartoons, some words, or Girly Glam. Keep updated by checking back on the website.
Please put the following dates for Sew Days on your calendar:
Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 9 am - 1 pm
Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 9 am - 1 pm
If you have questions, please email us through the link below
RSVP for a Sew Day or Ask Questions