Wednesday, February 27, 2008

goods 4 girls


A friend of mine recently sent me a link to this awesome organization called Goods 4 Girls.

In parts of the world, young girls end up having to miss school because they don't have the resources for when they have their period. Many of these girls use rags or newspapers but don't go to school because of the fear of these products not working. Several disposable products are being sent to these girls from major companies here in the US, but that makes for a huge environmental issue for these countries with out the proper way to dispose of these goods.

This wonderful organization has started to send cloth menstrual pads to these girls that can be cleaned and re used. Many mamas here in the states use cloth pads too. I have not been brave enough to try, although I am intrigued by the Diva Cup.... I digress...

Anyway, there are two ways you can help out. First off if you sew, the site has several patterns that you can download and make pads to send to these girls. If you are like me and much better at shopping then sewing, there are several websites listed here where you can purchase pads and have them sent.

Lastly, if you have a blog, you can add their logo to your blog and send more traffic to them. Click here for instructions on how to do this!

Check out this site, it is really a cool thing!

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3 comments:

Katie said...

Thank you for sharing this info! That's terrible that these girls are using newspaper & who knows what else for their period! I will definitely be shopping (not sewing) to help those in need! Thanks again for helping bring this subject to attention!

charlie&gracie said...

Katie,

You are awesome! Thanks for helping out. I so hear you on the shopping, not sewing... LOL!

Steph

Amber said...

Etsy has some of these hand sewn items posted. Don't know if I'm ready to go there, myself, though!