Days for Girls Castle Hill Team

We started in September 2016 and have just turned six years old.

We make sustainable feminine hygiene kits for disadvantaged women and girls throughout the world. Each kit consists of 8 flannelette liners, 2 cotton shields with a waterproof PUL layer inside, 2 prs undies, facewasher and soap, carry pouch and instruction card plus a colourful cotton/poly drawstring bag. Quality control is a vital part of the overall process to make sure the kit is robust enough to last 2-3 years.

Girls can now attend school without shame and humiliation, get a better education and make better choices in life. We are giving back those days to the girls hence called ‘Days for Girls’.

We have a dedicated Team of volunteers who sew, process and pack the kits. Most of the work is done at home since Covid. Many are retirees that are on their own and have benefited greatly by having a worthwhile project to contribute to.

Distributions come with an education program. Distributors must complete an Ambassador of Women’s Health course and now we have a Men Who Know program to educate the boys as well and teach them about respect for women.

So far our Castle Hill Team has sent 7,794 kits to 25 different countries. We work mainly through Lions and Rotary Clubs and our Team members. Many kits have been distributed to Sri Lanka and the Philippines via the Kings Langley Lions Club. We have just completed 600 kits for a World Vision Refugee Project for Somalia and Sudan.

The cost of a kit is $15 (and increasing). We totally rely on volunteer help, donations and fundraising to supply these kits.

We are having a Xmas Market Stall Fundraiser in the Castlewood Estate in Bendtree Way on Sunday 27th November 9am to 2pm. Come along and support us! There will be many other stalls in the Estate as well for you to do some Xmas shopping!

For more information please contact the Castle Hill Team Leader Cheryl Landon- Jones by email [email protected] You can see the work done by checking the website Website: Email: [email protected] Facebook: Days for Girls Castle Hill NSW Australia Team