Days for Girls
Every Girl. Everywhere. Period.
We’re sharing SUM love by turning periods into pathways.
Girls in many countries stay home from school one week per month due to a simple lack of hygiene products. The Days for Girls Simsbury team works to make sure that girls around the world have the opportunity to get out of poverty by staying in school. Our volunteers make sustainable menstrual kits that, along with appropriate health education materials, are distributed to schools, missions, and clinics around the world. Some of our members have traveled to deliver kits and to help start local enterprises in Ghana and Uganda. We have helped over 1,000 girls since we began in 2015! To learn more, visit Days for Girls here.
How can you help?
-Participate in a monthly full-day workshop and help with sewing or non-sewing assembly tasks
-Make a donation to SUM “Days for Girls” to help us buy materials
We also welcome donations of the following:
colorful washcloths - please see new DfG International Policy issued June 2017 by clicking here on types of washcloths accepted based on feedback from the girls that have received them
hotel size bar soap
boxes of gallon freezer (thicker) Ziplock brand (no sliders) plastic bags
cotton fabric (quilt & flannel)
overlocker & sewing thread