Days for Girls movement in Port Macquarie

Kits received: Emma Heath visited India in January to deliver Days for Girls packages to women. The group is holding a fundraiser on April 21. Photo: supplied

Kits received: Emma Heath visited India in January to deliver Days for Girls packages to women. The group is holding a fundraiser on April 21. Photo: supplied

Three Hastings residents have embarked on a mission to empower women around the globe by providing sustainable feminine hygiene solutions and education.

Port Macquarie residents Emma Heath, Ronda Strand and Bec Fitzgerald have formed the local branch for Days for Girls.

Ms Fitzgerald said the group aims to provide reusable menstrual kits for girls and women in countries who don't have adequate access to supplies. 

“In these countries women are often shunned and shamed during menstruation and have to miss school or work,” she said. 

The Port Macquarie group will run a fundraiser morning tea on Friday, April 21. 

The event will be located at the front of the Community Projects Fair Trade shop on Horton Street, Port Macquarie.

All proceeds raised on the day will go toward purchasing materials and items needed to make the kits.

Each kit contains a drawstring bag (to be made), two waterproof shields (to be made), eight absorbent liners (to be made), two pairs of panties (any size 8-16), a bar of soap, a washcloth and two ziplock bags for washing and storage.

Donations can also be left at any time at the Community Projects shop. 

The Days for Girls volunteers are also appealing for items or materials to help complete the kits.

For more information, to become a volunteer or to make a donation email portmacquariensw@daysforgirls.org or contact Bec Fitzgerald on 0412 819 274

For more information about Days for Girls visit www.daysforgirls.org

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