Next Event: Days for Girls Kit Making
Date: Saturday 11th August 2018
Location: Ascot Vale Church of Christ
Join us for this great volunteering opportunity where we help make feminine hygiene kits for girls in Sierra Leone.
All are welcome.
Days for Girls International empowers women and girls around the globe providing sustainable feminine hygiene solutions and health education. Read more https://www.daysforgirls.org/
What we will be doing: tasks include sewing, both on normal machines & also overlocking – but there are plenty of things for non-sewers to do as well…cutting, pinning, ironing, trimming. There are a few stages to the process – making what’s called the ‘shield’, which is the waterproof part that attaches to the knickers & holds the lining in place…then there’s the lining, which is really just 2 absorbent layers of flannel, which then tuck into the shield…and lastly are the simple bags we sew which we then fill with all the stuff for each girl. Each bag contains 2 shields, 8 liners, knickers, soap & a face cloth.
What to bring: You don’t have to bring anything, but if you have them, sharp scissors are most helpful. Also sewing machines for any sewers, including overlockers if anyone has one.
Other helpful things if you have them: Rotary cutters & cutting boards, fabric markers, pins, tape measures, irons, small craft ironing boards. Buying fabric & the other materials is our greatest expense so you can bring that too.
We will probably go for some yummy food afterwards – see you there!
Next Sunday Assembly: 26th August 2018, 10:45am
Location: Richmond Library Meeting Room
You are invited to join us for our next assembly!
If Jon Kabat-Zin hadn’t figured out how to remove Buddhism from meditation, mindfulness might not exist. So why can’t religion be separated from pastoral care? Through a grant from the Humanist Society of Victoria, Joe Sehee is working to find ways of helping ‘unchurched’ Australians in difficult circumstances be able to find meaning, hold hope, and connect to something bigger.
Joe has had an eclectic career that has allowed him to do everything from serve as a Jesuit lay minister, host an HBO music-comedy special (on roller blades), become a Peabody Award-winning journalist and lead a environmental/social/consumer movement in the end-of-life space.
Please bring a plate of food to share over a warming cup of tea or coffee afterwards.