After two years of a pandemic, we are finally able to re-launch Church in the Wildwood's wonderful women's community outreach ministry Sisters Helping Sisters.
Enjoy the company of kindred spirits on a mission as we join together to make washable menstrual products for the non profit, Days for Girls International. We’ll “work” on hygiene kit components first then enjoy supper and BEING TOGETHER!!
Wildwood Women’s Soup Supper & Service Project
Tuesday, May 31, 4:30-7:30 p.m. in Tatter Hall (Come whenever you can, leave whenever you need to) Church in the Wildwood
10585 Ute Pass Avenue, Green Mountain Falls, CO 80819
Ages 9 and up are welcome ~ No sewing experience (or sewing machines) needed! We'll be tracing patterns, cutting, etc. this time.
Please bring a salad, side, bread, dessert or whatever (Soup will be provided)
Come when you can, leave when you need to
No RSVP needed but if you plan to come and want to receive a reminder, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sisters Helping Sisters formed in January 2018 as a service-focused ministry for Wildwood girls and women (& neighbors & friends) to meet quarterly to work together making reusable sanitary pads/feminine hygiene “kits” for Days for Girls International.
The ministry has grown to draw in many from the community in support of our "sisters" around the world - but the pandemic brought an end to our gatherings. (Many redirected their effort to facemask making at home).
Now Sisters Helping Sisters is re-Launching!
Days for Girls works in over 100 countries to partner with locals in communities where girls have no access to menstrual products and miss school several days every month, eventually dropping out. The impact of this simple solution to “give back” those missed days not only transforms girls’ lives by allowing them to complete their education (and get menstrual and reproduction education), it has also proven to lift the economy of entire communities.
Sisters Helping Sisters has contributed components to more than 1500 hygiene “kits” that have been shipped through our Colorado Springs Days for Girls team leader to Kenya, Zimbabwe, Chad, Pakistan, Haiti, Uganda, Brazil, Guatemala & Nicaragua - and to Zambia through our own Wildwood member, Jane Scanlon who served as a Days for Girls trainer and ambassador there!
Our efforts in making the “liner”component of kits (we helped make over 1000) were part of a shipment of 40,000 distributed in refugee camps in war-torn areas throughout the Middle East before the pandemic. SHS is very grateful to the UCC Rocky Mountain Conference for awarding us “In the Mud” grants each year to cover the costs of all our materials. And Thank you God for calling Wildwood into this wonderful ministry and providing for us graciously.
We'll provide updates about where Days for Girls is distributing. Efforts in Ukraine and bordering countries have focused on disposable hygiene products so our handiwork will go to help girls and women in other areas who miss school each month due to lack of sanitary products.
We can't wait to gather with any and all again!
May joy abound,
Our leadership team (Jane Scanlon, Deb Landkammer, Vickie Samuelson, Carrie DeValk)
See you on May 31! For more information, email email@example.com