We are receiving kits and components from other teams and chapters as well as making our own for the Jordan Humanitarian Response Project. Our goal for the Pittsburgh Chapter is to send 2,400 kits. We have scheduled groups of college students and other community groups to volunteer. And now, we have a way to include individual volunteers. We hope you will join us.
Here are the details for volunteering in person:
All volunteers must be vaccinated. Proof of vaccination (a picture of your vaccination card) must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to your arrival. Masks are required to be worn at all times.
The links to register as a single person for the events won’t work on my current version of WordPress, so if you are interested please email me for the link at email@example.com.
Students also have access to the single person registration, so if you register for those times, you will have the opportunity to interact with students. Student groups are scheduled Monday evenings from 6-8pm. If you are interested in helping with those groups, contact me directly because depending on the group size I need to limit my volunteer numbers to maintain our capacity restrictions.
For those who want to volunteer with limited exposure, we have available times on Monday and Wednesday mornings. This group is vaccinated and booster-ed and limits more carefully the number of people they interact with (unfortunately students don’t have that luxury), so students won’t be part of this mix.
If you are not in the Pittsburgh area here are ways you can help:
Donate to The Pittsburgh Chapter or purchase needed materials from amazon wish list or a JoAnn Fabric Gift Card, and arrange for a safe drop off to one of our team members or to our host church. Wish list items can be shipped directly to Third Presbyterian Church. We will use the donated items for this project and any surplus items donated will be allocated to the next project. Like our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram @dfg_pgh to get the up-dates on how we’re doing and what items are most needed. At this early date we are in need of shipping boxes and packing tape (both can be found on our wishlist).
Days for Girls teams/chapters/clubs:
Please email Pittsburgh@daysforgirls.org to find out what components are most needed. At this time, liners that meet the quality control standards are our most needed item. We received many liners that are not fit for purpose/don’t meet washable standards so we are giving those to a quilter to be repurposed. We have received others that need repairs so that they can be fit for purpose. Making these repairs is slowing down our progress on packing. We had hoped to be done before our Christmas break, but we are losing hope in that goal. We are less than half way as of this post.
If you need help learning how to use the quality standard guide (these are large papers with pink, green, and gold markings) please don’t hesitate to reach out to our chapter. We have zoom meetings every Wednesday at 1:00 and would be happy to answers your questions about the tools. Please email me for the link. If that doesn’t work out I can also share with you the quality tool instructions from the virtual conference. Please email me for that as well using your DfG email. I can only provide this information to registered teams/chapters.
Remember the purpose of these quality controls is to meet washable standards in multiple countries, to ensure that our pads last for 3 years (or more), and so that each person who receives a kit feels as though she has received a life-changing gift.