Days for Girls
Reba Winsinger- Days for Girls Chapter Leader, Littleton Colorado
Reba grew up in South Florida and fell in love with sewing at the age of 5. Garment construction and modeling became a regular part of her life through 4-H and college. In her teens, she started sewing historical costumes for Civil War and Regency reenactors. As a classicly trained seamstress also skilled in vintage sewing machine repair, she now has a home business offering wedding gown alterations and also teaches sewing classes. Reba lives in Morrison, Colorado with her husband and educates their 7 year old daughter.
In 2016, Reba became aware of the suffering of girls around the world who miss school or work when they don’t have access to sanitary care. Reba became the Leader of the Days for Girls Littleton Chapter to help address this need through sewing washable, reuseable feminine hygiene kits. She coordinates a team of more than 100 around the Denver area to reach out with compassion to those in need. Last year alone, the Littleton Chapter distributed hundreds of kits in China, Uganda, Liberia, Beleze, Haiti, and Tanzania. She just returned from Sierra Leone in West Africa, where she taught women to sew on treadle machines and distributed sanitary kits to hundreds of women. Reba works with many of the Days for Girls teams in Colorado and is always seeking new sewists and coordinators for new teams.
Attached photo is Reba leading women’s health education and distributing DfG kits on Bureh Beach, Sierra Leone
Days for Girls:
Days for Girls began in 2008 at a time when other organizations were not talking about Menstrual Health or the key role it plays in poverty elimination. Teams around the world make washable, reuseable feminine hygiene kits that last 3-4 years, distributing kits with a women’s health education training. Working to break the shame and isloation surrounding menstration, Days for Girls has now reached 1 million girls in 123 countries, on 6 continents. Days for Girls has over 1000 Teams, 60,000 volunteers, and Enterprises in 15 countries. We are working to reach “Every Girl. Everywhere. Period.”