In the past few weeks I have stumbled on two charities that really speak to my heart. One is called Giving Diapers, Giving Hope. Here is a little about them taken from their website:
“Giving Diapers, Giving Hope is a non-profit organization that provides education, support and cloth diapers to low income families in the continental United States. This enables families to conserve money that would have been spent on disposable diapers and use it towards other necessary expenses. It also reduces the environmental impact that disposable diapers have on landfills. We are devoted to a greener planet and empowering families and thus, primarily focus on cloth diapers.”
The other non-profit organization is called It’s Our Mission – Period! This group of women sews economical, earth-friendly, washable & re-usable cloth menstrual shields and liners. These are then distributed to girls in countries like Kenya, Nigeria, Haiti, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Ghana, and more. Girls in these places face many problems when it comes to enduring their periods. For us in America it is simply and inconvenience. For these girls the situation is so horrific that they will sometimes find used pads in garbage dumps and try to wash them out to reuse because they can not afford anything better. Others turn to prostitution to pay for supplies.
“What if there were no toilets, no toilet paper, no pads, no tampons, no water? Can you imagine the emotional and mental discomfort counting the days until ‘that time’ came around again? Consider this: Globally, 100 million girls currently enrolled in school may drop out — because of their period.”
Both organizations need support. I have decided to sew donations for both, but I do need help. Please consider partnering with me to help pay for the supplies I will need to sew diapers, wet bags, shields and liners. If everyone gives a little we can make a big difference! Because I will be sewing everything myself nothing will get caught up in operating expenses and 100% of what you give will go to the cost of supplies. Just a few dollars can help. For around $8 I can make one complete diaper, and around $15 can provide about 24 menstrual shields. If you prefer your donation to go towards one charity vs. the other please let me know. This isn’t anything formal or fancy and I can’t provide any tax deductible offers for you, but if you feel drawn to help please consider it. I’ll do all the work! I will keep you updated on what we will accomplish together.
Click here to send money via Paypal. The email address is anina duren @ gmail . com (remove spaces)