“Sew” much has happened since the last Cuba Project up-date! We have hosted events with Pitt Serves (University of Pittsburgh Volunteer Opportunities for Students, faculty, staff, and alumni), Girl Scouts, other DfG teams, and our usual crew of volunteers from the community, local campuses, and the corrections center. Which means, we had tons of kits ready for this shipment!
Our team has hosted two student interns this semester and we plan to have both of them continue to volunteer this summer. We are planning on additional student interns in the fall semester. Having these dedicated volunteers is amazing and all of our student interns have added their own touches to productivity and our joy. One of those talented young people, Rachel, will be taking over the emails, the quality check in process, and financial accounting so that I can take a 12 week sabbatical. I am thrilled to hand over the leadership role to such a talented person.
Recently, we loaded a Global Links truck full of the kits we have completed so far. Our plan is to have another large order ready to go shortly after I return from my sabbatical in July. There is still time to help us with the Cuba project.
Here are the details for supporting the Pittsburgh Collection Point.
Days for Girls Teams: Thank you to everyone who has been sending components year-round! We are happy to receive any components you are able to send. Our most needed component is sewn carry pouches, heavy flow shields, and heavy flow liners. If you choose to send care and use cards, send them in Spanish. Days for Girls International website has a spot where you can get the latest up-dates and needs from each collection point. Check it out here.
If you want to volunteer with the Pittsburgh Chapter, here is the information for volunteering:
- Bring your own lunch and water bottle.
- Drop in on Wednesdays 10am to 2pm (other times by appointment)
- Contact Pittsburgh@daysforgirls.org for more information
Most needed items: Women’s sizes small and medium underwear. You can find them on our amazon wish list
Wish list items can be shipped directly to Third Church
You may make a monetary donation to The Pittsburgh Chapter or to Days for Girls International
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