Spring up-dates

Written for Third Presbyterian Church February Spire

This spring we welcome two student interns.  Bennett is from Chatham and Rachel is from Pitt.  Both will have spring semester internships.  Rachel will be staying on for the summer to lead the team during my sabbatical and she will be with us in the fall semester as well.  We hope to continue to offer internships to students.

Over the last couple of years, we have been able to develop an incredible long-term partnership with Global Links.  Global Links and DfG have similar missions that include empowering local leaders and supporting communities with education and access to menstrual health kits. Global Links will train their medical staff and local leaders to distribute DfG menstrual health kits and education at their medical centers. Our Bolivia project with Global links wrapped up at the end of 2022. We in Pittsburgh are thrilled to continue working with this collaboration of partners. 

In 2023, we are counting on your continued support to assemble 10,000 kits for Cuba. We will be working with Global Links to send shipments throughout the coming year.

We got this project kicked off with Pittsburgh University’s Day of service on January 16th. Pitt sent 50 participants that worked with our Pittsburgh team, the Pittsburgh North Team, the Oakdale PA team, and the Pitt DfG Club. The Pitt DfG club talked up the event to other students, so we had a full house! We packed 3,000 kits!!!

The Pittsburgh Chapter of Days for Girls provides Third Church with hands on mission opportunities in our building.  We meet in person on Mondays from 10am to 4pm, Tuesdays from 4pm to 6pm, and Wednesdays from 10am to 8pm.  The Pittsburgh Chapter also provides support to the Pitt and Chatham DfG clubs in our building and on campus.   DfG provides opportunities to engage with our neighbors, students, and women in the community corrections center as they volunteer at DfG Pittsburgh to meet service hour requirements, do good for others, and build relationships with other volunteers.  

We are hoping you can help us by donating washcloths, underwear, and hotel sized bar soap.  It’s easy to help online: Make a monetary donation to The Pittsburgh Chapter or purchase needed materials from the Pittsburgh Chapter’s amazon wish list.  Wish list items can be sent directly to Third Church.

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