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Portland Area Bra Drive for Girls in Itombwe, DRC

Emily Garcia
Posted November 16, 2015 from United States
Expired on November 19, 2015

Neema Namadamu, World Pulse community member and women's empowerment leader in the Democratic Republic of Congohas a program there called Days for Girls.

Days for Girls is a leadership training program for adolescent girls who sew and sell reusable sanitary napkin kits and teach reproductive health and rights to girls who don't otherwise have access to such resources in efforts to prevent girls from missing school during menstruation. Neema plans to add a bra to each kit, an equally scarce resource in this remote area.

If you have any lightly used bras that you don't wear anymore, you can come by the World Pulse office Monday through Wednesday (between the hours of 9 to 5) this week to drop them off. Attached is a flyer which explains more about the program.

The World Pulse office is located at 1006 SE Grand Ave., Suite 200.

Thank you!

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Sue Gemmell
Nov 17, 2015
Nov 17, 2015

Emily, any chance for a bit more time? I'm sure I can round up some if I have a few more days.

Sue

Emily Garcia
Nov 18, 2015
Nov 18, 2015

Hi Sue,

Thanks for reaching out. Jade Frank, a board member of Hero Women Rising, is picking them up for Neema on Thursday or Friday this week. 

Let me reach out to her and see if there's any chance for a bit more time.

Emily

Sue Gemmell
Nov 18, 2015
Nov 18, 2015

I could probably have some by Friday - but if Monday is possible I could find many over the weekend, through my "buy nothing" group and other networks.

If this project doesn't work out, I'll rally for the next one :) 

Sue

Emily Garcia
Nov 18, 2015
Nov 18, 2015

Thank you, Sue! I will get back to you.