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Days for Girls

 

Chair:  Sabashnee Govender 914/850-0195

 

Work sessions: 3th Saturday of each month, 1:30- 4:30 pm
Poughkeepsie Meeting of Friends, 249 Hooker Ave, Poughkeepsie NY

 

In June 2017, we began a project to address the lack of feminine hygiene products for girls who live in developing countries and refugee camps.  Working with the “Days for Girls” organization, we make long-lasting sustainable feminine hygiene kits.  These kits will cut school absences (5-7 days/month) and in this way, reduce drop-outs and increase completion rates.  Monthly work sessions take place at Quaker Church (Friends Meeting), 249 Hooker Ave, Poughkeepsie.

Volunteers at Work


 

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.

 

 

ADVANCING EQUITY FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS THROUGH ADVOCACY, EDUCATION, PHILANTROPHY, AND RESEARCH

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Website comments are welcome and may be directed to Mary King. This page last updated on Sep 11, 2018