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We are going PINK- we are adopting a little girl from Ethiopia. We'll be sharing our journey to adopt our daughter!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Patterns for Sew important!

Here are the pattern links for Project Sew Important:
Draw String Bags
Tri-fold Liners
Shield pattern

Each kit needs two shields, 8 Tri-fold Liners and two Shields.  We need everything so if you can make just bags- great!  If you can only make liners or a few shield- no problem!  If everyone does a little bit we will have plenty!  If you do not have a snap machine- send us your liners without them.  We have a snap machine and will happily snap your shields.
Please e-mail me if you have questions!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Project Sew Important

In March and October of 2013, we are going to our Children's HopeChest Care point in Kombolcha, Ethiopia.  We will be serving 168 children, 96 of them girls.

Last year I debated about posting about Project Sew Important... should I share or not share... because it's sensitive, maybe taboo... not everyone is comfortable with the topic and I wasn't sure if I wanted to share this publicly.  But after I shared we received very positive feedback and women all over the country joined us. 

The girls at our care point are vulnerable economically.  Many of the girls are orphans and receive their only meal at our care point.  These girls are in school because someone has cared enough to sponsor them so the required school fees have been paid. But they are still at risk.... Some girls miss school up to 4 days a month.  They miss the lessons, the practice time, the homework, the exams and if they have a part time job they miss time a work/income because they cannot afford hygiene products.  It happens every day in impoverished communities all over the world... it was happening at our care point. 

We changed that at our care point and two others in Ethiopia.  We want to ensure our girls and young ladies have their own sustainable, effective feminine hygiene products. 

We've started up "Project Sew Important" for 2013.  If you sew and can help, please join us!  We have two patterns options provided by Days for Girls.   Please e-mail me at mblueberry.madamblueberry@gmail.com for all the details.  We have a snap machine so we can finish off the products for you.   

Thank you for making a difference in young women's lives.