Days for Girls workshop set for July 18-21 in Truckee | SierraSun.com

Days for Girls workshop set for July 18-21 in Truckee

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Sierra Expeditionary Learning School student Annika Naeve has organized a Truckee team for Days for Girls.
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TRUCKEE, Calif. — Days for Girls is a global network that helps girls gain access to quality sustainable feminine hygiene, vital health knowledge and income-generation opportunities.

There are over 550 chapters working to provide hygiene kits so that girls will not miss 5 days of school per month during their periods.

Sierra Expeditionary Learning School student Annika Naeve needed to do research on a charity for a school assignment and came across this special one. She has organized a Truckee team to make these supplies for girls and held one workshop already.

Another workshop is being held July 18-21 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. at Sierra Expeditionary Learning School Room 9, at 11603 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.

Anyone is welcome to come and help. There are jobs for all skill levels.

A kit consists of a drawstring bag, 8 pads, a shield holder, a washcloth, two pairs of pants, soap and two zip bags. They are designed to last three years so quality is paramount.

A donation of $20 is asked, but one can also bring underpants for girls sizes 6-10, washcloths in dark colors, and gallon Ziplock bags — not with the sliding zip that gets broken over time.

Please contact truckeeca@daysforgirls.org and let us know which days you would like to come help, and whether it is morning or afternoon.

For further questions go to daysforgirls.org or contact Linda Brush at sewlinda@aol.com.