Tuesday, October 1, 2013

International Day of the Girl - October 11th

As most of you know, I am on the board for the Studio Samuel Foundation. It was founded by my friend and fellow adoptive mom, Tamara Horton. Our mission is to provide sustainable skills to young women so they can break the cycle of poverty with dignity. We'll be launching an occupational training sponsorship program soon, Training for Tomorrow, and I will act as the the liaison between the young women chosen to be in the program and the sponsors. I am really excited about it and will post about it as soon as everything is finalized.

In the meantime, Studio Samuel is continuing with our 1 Hundred Girls program and we are looking for your help. You may remember back in January we launched a bra campaign and we were able to collect well over 500 bras for young women and girls at an orphanage in Addis Ababa. We've recently teamed up with the organization, Days for Girls, to provide sustainable sanitary supplies for young women who don't usually have them. Did you know in places like Ethiopia girls will miss school and work due to the lack of menstrual supplies? That can mean DAYS without income. Girls will use leaves, mattress stuffing, newspapers, anything they can find but still miss up to 2 months of school every year when they have their period. Studio Samuel now has dedicated sewers that are making the Days for Girls reusable supply kits! Here are the first 50 assembled kits ready for distribution! So amazing!

October 11th is International Day of the Girl and in honor of this day Studio Samuel is collecting panties to be used as part of the kits and we're asking for an $11 donation to help fund our programs.

Will you join me in supporting these women? CLICK HERE to donate. I would be so appreciative if you would share this with your friends. Thank you so much! 

*Email me at ekbuster@gmail.com if you'd like to mail some underwear.