Co-Chairs: Sabashnee Govender 914/850-0195
Judy Longacre 845/462-5183
Work sessions: 3rd Saturday of each month, 1:30- 4:30 pm
Poughkeepsie Meeting of Friends, 249 Hooker Ave, Poughkeepsie NY
If you would like to help this effort with a donations, please contact Sabashnee or Judy (contact information above).
To complete the kits we need to add wash clothes, underwear and gallon size Ziplock brand freezer bags. We welcome your donations to help complete the kits.
Guidelines for underwear: Panties
Girls sizes 10, 12, 14, 16 and Women's 5 (Girls size 16 and Women's size 5 are the same size). A cotton blend brief (nylon causes chafing), no thongs or boy shorts, no faces or animals.
Guidelines for Washcloths: Must be cotton and must be new, not white.
Guidelines for fabric: Fabrics for DfG Kits must be NEW:
All fabric must be: • Appealing Medium / Dark colors, preferably with patterns that help hide stains. • Botanical, geometric, batik, etc. patterns are best. • No light colored fabrics that will easily show stains • No prints with a face/eyes (animals, fish, people, etc.) • No insects or snakes (butterflies okay) • No Camouflage / Guns / Hunting • No solid saffron fabric for Asia (monk robe yellow) Patterns okay • Avoid Cartoon / TV / Pop Culture / National flags/Words/ Glam. Bed sheets should not be used because the threads are usually smaller and therefore not as durable or strong as the quality fabric you buy at a fabric store.
Guideline for plastic bags: must be Ziplock brand and must not have a slider as they do not last as long.
Left: Terri Indyk, Fran Levine, Carol Levine, Ann Pinna
Below left: Jean Woods
Below right: Judy Longacre, Nancy Schneider, Dee Hoffman
In February 2018, 25 kits were completed for the Vassar Haiti Project.