women participating in the Dignity For Girls sew in event


By Pauline Feliksik

What a great day! Lou Dessa Adams and Hellena Hopkins of St. Paul Austin, requested that I share how to sew personal hygiene kits for young women in Kenya, Africa. Praise the Lord!

Dignity For Girls

Beverly Gage, Ashley Strong, Hellena Hopkins,
Pauline (at Machine), Bobbie Hawthorne begin a Dignity for Girls hygiene kits program.

I was delighted to have 15 women present for the event. Everyone came with a heart to help. These kits take a labor of love! There is shopping for brightly colored cottons and flannels. Plus washing, drying, ironing, cutting the fabric and using a serger or sewing machine to create shields, liners and bags.

Followed by quality checks to assure the girls will have use of the items for three years. (Days for Girls™ patterns, guidelines and checks are strictly followed.) Then more shopping for the pieces that are typically not sewn (washcloths, underwear and Ziploc™ gallon freezer bags). A goal was set, and we started cutting and sewing. Pray that the Lord will bless this group to fulfill their plans.

I am looking forward to another training event at Emmanuel, Dwight on November 11.