World Vision Refugee Project
November 12, 2019
Our Refugee Project is in full swing! In partnership with World Vision, we will be reaching refugee and internally displaced women and girls in Lebanon, Afghanistan, South Sudan, and Somalia with DfG Kits and vital menstrual health education!
Our International Chapters and Teams throughout the world have been hard at work making this project a reality!
Days for Girls Australia is the first to the finish line, contributing a massive 12,543 DfG Kits to the project! A big shout out to the Australia and UK volunteers, Chapters and Teams who contributed and a special shout out to the Ferntree Gully Victoria Chapter who served as the collection point!
Days for Girls Canada has delivered their DfG Kits! Their incredible contribution of 4082 Kits takes our total to 16,625 … and we aren’t done yet!!!
Thank you to all the Canada volunteers, Chapters and Teams for this collective effort and special thanks to the Springfield MB, Ancaster ON, and Edmonton AB Teams who went the extra mile to serve as collection points.
Days for Girls USA has completed its first shipment for the refugee project! 3,600 DfG Kits are on their way to Lebanon where they will be combined with Kits made and purchased from local DfG enterprises.
Then, the Kits will be distributed by DfG Lebanon local leaders to refugee and internally displaced women and girls! That takes our grand total to 20,225 DfG Kits and counting!!
Today, Days for Girls USA dropped off the last delivery of DfG Kits to our Refugee Project partner, World Vision, and these Kits will soon be on their way to refugee and internally displaced women and girls in Afghanistan, South Sudan, and Somalia.
USA Chapters and Teams have contributed a total of 29,546 DfG Kits! Well done to all the USA, UK, and Oman volunteers, Chapters and Teams who contributed to this monumental effort!
A special shout out to our USA collection points. Cedar Rapids Chapter, Stanwood-Camano Island Chapter, Farmington Livonia Team, St Petersburg FL Chapter, Pittsburgh PA Chapter and the DfG USA Headquarters.
The Grand Finale
When we began the Refugee Project, DfG Chapters and Teams stepped up with the goal of collectively contributing 33,000 DfG Kits to meet the menstrual health needs of refugee and IDP women and girls. We’re incredibly excited to share that not only have we reached our goal, but exceeded it.
Today, 46,221 DfG Kits are on their way to refugee and IDP women and girls to be distributed along with vital menstrual health education. That’s the equivalent of:
- Former NFL stadium Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington DC.
- More than a sold out crowd at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, Canada.
- 4,000 more people than the capacity of The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.
Our Chapters and Teams have come together to show a stadium full of refugee women and girls that THEY MATTER! The women that we will reach with DfG Kits and education will be empowered to shatter the stigma around menstruation and chase their dreams now that that menstruation won’t hold them back.