Days for Girls give teens from African, India, Pakistan, and elsewhere dignity, education, better health, and improved economic opportunities simply by providing reusable cloth feminine kits and teaching about hygiene. Without these kits, girls are ridiculed by classmates, discriminated against by adults, and suffer infections from the leaves, mattress stuffing, or rags they use instead.
Girls who want to learn and improve their financial prospects face these and more challenges. In India 25% of girls drop out of school when they begin menstruating. These simple kits give the girls 60 more days of schooling each year and make it easier to stay in school.
Please join us for an entertaining benefit where we will hear a brief presentation from Days for Girls and then enjoy a free concert by Maracujá with Latin American music --- from fiery Cuban son and Brazilian samba-funk to soothing bossa nova and wistful boleros, Maracujá plays music for dancing, music for listening, music to make you smile.
Advocates for Women will treat you to appetizers and desserts; the Music Committee is providing the free concert. We hope you come, enjoy the food and entertainment, and give generously to help girls around the world who want education and improved financial prospects for their lives.
Please RSVP to email@example.com so we know how many appetizers and desserts to prepare. We know that schedules change, so just let us know if you think you will attend. We will be pleased to welcome you regardless of whether or not you RSVP.
Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation
8109 224 Street SW
Edmonds, WA 98026
Check the calendar for our next meeting which is usually on the first Monday of each month.
Contact: Advocates for Women