Molly Mansker, founder of the Poulsbo Days for Girls (DFG) chapter, was our speaker on April 20.   She described the DFG program, a worldwide organization https://www.daysforgirls.org/  that so far has provided over 640,000 women and girls with access to feminine hygiene.   Molly thanked Silverdale Rotary for the high-production-level serger that was purchased in 2016 using $1,000 in Duck Bucks (and a $600 discount from Quality Sewing and Vacuum).  Nine items in the kits require a serger. 
 
Pictured: Diane Heesacker using the new serger to make liners
 
Days for Girls Kit
 
Want to get involved locally?  Contact President Elect Kim Peterson at kpeterson@kitsapbank.com or go to Facebook https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=days%20for%20girls%20poulsbo%20wa%20chapter .
 
 
Molly talked about the expansion of opening a sustainable enterprise in South Africa.  She is working with the Poulsbo Rotary ($150,000 grant from Rotary International) and Side by Side (a partnership for South Africa’s children).  She is planning a trip in June to Johannesburg South Africa to help start the process of an enterprise to make Days for Girls kits (the fabric would be purchased in Country).  She indicated that DFG does not provide funding for any ventures or distribution for the kits, as private or non-profit organizations distribute them and provide training.  Poulsbo Rotary had a work day in connection with their Interact club and had about 15 Rotarians and 15 students attend.
 
Work parties (sewing, serging, trimming, ironing, snap installation, folding, stuffing – something for every level of expertise) are scheduled periodically.