On January 29, Sierra Makerspaces welcomed our club to work in the sewing lab at Hacker Lab powered by Sierra College in Rocklin. We cut and sewed material to make washable sanitary pads so that girls don’t miss school when they have their periods.
You can help:
- We need donations of 15 more yards of flannel fabric to complete the 150 remaining liners.
- We will also need panties and wash cloths to complete the kits
Our goal is to make 200 kits. Thanks to Carol Pepper-Kittredge, Sierra College Makerspaces, who donated some cotton fabric that we can use for the remaining drawstring bags and shields. In the draw string bag, the kit includes eight liners, two waterproof shields, soap and washcloth, two bags for washing and storing, two pairs of underwear and instructions.
Guiding this project is the Rocklin CA team at Days for Girls, a 501(c) 3 organization that helps women and girls all over the world manage their menstruation by providing safe, beautiful, washable and long-lasting alternatives as well as vital health education. More than 1.5 million women and girls have been reached and these kits have been distributed to 140 countries.
Our Loomis Basin club is part of Soroptimist International, a global volunteer movement with more than 72,000 club members in 121 countries. Soroptimist International advocates for human rights and gender equality, in its work across eight United Nations (UN) Centers, where UN representatives ensure that the voices of women and girls are heard. Clubs work on a grassroots level to help women and girls achieve their individual and collective potential, realize aspirations and have an equal voice in communities worldwide.