Quick Update for June

 
Our sewing day went really well and while there were only a few of us – we managed 57 kits and lots of sewing – and welcome to our newest member Frances Cornish – who is amazing!!
 
I met a lovely lady (Sue) at the DFG conference who works in the Solomon Islands distributing kits – and she said she would love clothing to distribute so our amazing Tanya Taylor is taking over 30 kilos of clothing when she goes next week to distribute!!!!! We are sorting this out today 🙂
 
I managed to purchase and was donated $100 US (by the Camano Island team) to buy fabric in the USA so I came home with a massive 50 metres of flannelette – which will keep us going for some time.
 
The box has been released in Tanzania and Gedeón Leonard Mawenya will be sending photos through soon (I will update the website when I get them – cannot wait) we send clothes and dfg kits and heaps of toothbrushes too.
 
The Kenyan distribution of 100 kits and 40 (or so) clothes will be distributed in July – through Global School Partners – we have raised money for soap – to give to the families so they don’t use the girls soap in the kits – there is still time if you want to donate 🙂
MONEY for SOAP
In Kenya families do not often have soap – so when we supply kits to the girls the families use the soap in the kit for washing – it is precious!! This in turn causes the girl to wash the kit components on rocks which wear them out very quickly.
So we are taking donations for soap at the moment and til the end of June – Simon will buy it over there as it is too weighty to take over!!!!
Can you assist – even $10 helps
The soap will be delivered to the family every month or two so that the girl can keep her precious bar to wash the kit – and keep her in school
We need assistance 🙂
Money for Soap
 
Congratulations to our power sewing couple Sue Haviv and Ron Haviv who have welcomed their first grandchild William Gabriel Haviv into the family … how wonderful.
 
I met with Celeste Mergens and I am now the coordinator of Pakistan! Luckily it is still rather small and achievable
 
Lubna Ghani will be distributing 60 dfg kits soon – but she is coping with a difficult health issue in her family at present – please keep her family and in particular her sister in law in your thoughts and prayers.
 
Our stocks of undies and face washers are great at the moment and will be fine for our next sewing day – thank you everyone for your donations.
 
We have Nicole Gray Was Bolton who is looking at raising funds for dftg so we are not always looking for postage money – any help Nicole is greatly appreciated!!
 
Also Zarrin is trying to raise funds in the Pakistani community – as yet I have not heard anything
 
Lots happening – thank you everyone for everything you do !!