Members and guests of the Saskatoon Rotary clubs held an Old Fashioned Sewing Bee at Sobey's in Stonebridge recently to assist Days for Girls in their quest to aid African Women. 
 
Days for Girls Canada is a grassroots non-profit organization with a goal to create a more dignified, humane and sustainable world for girls through advocacy, and the delivery of programs on reproductive health awareness, education and sustainable feminine hygiene.
 
The DfG Saskatoon Rotary Team is a group of volunteers who are embracing the old fashioned sewing bee to make washable and reusable menstrual supplies for girls in 3rd world countries.  They are restoring days of school, health and dignity to these girls - one kit at a time.  Girls who have sanitary supplies are more confident in school and are more likely to graduate.  For every year of education a girl receives her future income increases.  When a girl has 7 or more years of education, she marries 4 years later, bears fewer children and passes on her knowledge and strength.
 
Rotary is an international organization founded in 1905 whose purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
 
Make a difference today: Visit www.daysforgirls.org  Donate - money, fabric (cotton or flannel), thread (durable polyester, Large Ziplok freezer bags).  Sew kit elements - bags, shields, liners.  Get involved by contacting Rotarian Brenda Banbury: 306-384-4977 bbanbury@yourlink.ca