This project is a unique way for women to help girls in Africa. It was such fun last time that we are doing it again! On Saturday January 27th from 4 to 6 p.m. women of all ages are invited to the Junior High Room to help assemble reusable menstrual pads to be given to girls in Africa who badly need them.
Here’s an explanation from the MoonCatcher website, the non-profit organization that facilitates the making and distributing of these pads: “Girls in developing countries often drop out of school when they reach puberty because they have no access to feminine hygiene products. The MoonCatcher Project provides reusable, washable, menstrual pads that can be worn without underwear to girls in the poorest communities worldwide. These pads make going to school while menstruating possible and this helps keep girls in school.”
From pre-cut fabric pieces and drawstring bags, in assembly line fashion, we will create pads that will be sent to Africa. Junior and senior high girls are welcome to join us, as well as older elementary girls, if they have sewing experience.