Make or Donate Clothing

Many, if not all, of the orphans receive a new piece of clothing no more than once a year. Their clothes are worn, torn and dirty. FELC, ILC and many friends from around the world teamed up to sew shorts for the boys, dresses for the younger girls and skirts for the older girls.

The MOCP mission teams have carried over suitcases full of enough clothes for each child registered in the project to have one new piece of clothing. This has happened almost every year since 2011.

If you can sew, donate fabric or supplies, or would like more information about this clothing project, please email MOCP at info@malawiorphancareproject.org.

Make Clothing

Donate Clothing or Supplies

If you can donate any of the following items, please email MOCP at: info@malawiorphancareproject.org

  • Cotton T-shirts
  • Cotton Skirts
  • Cotton shorts
  • Cotton sundresses
  • Cotton fabric
  • Cotton thread

 

Sew Reusable Sanitary Pads

FullSizeRender(7)There are girls in Malawi and around the world who are unable to attend school because they are menstruating, a natural occurrence for most teenage girls. These girls do not have access to disposable pads. They use corn husks, leaves, rags, whatever is available.

For 5 – 7 days each month, these girls are unable to go to school and then have a difficult time keeping up with their studies. Many girls stop attending school in their early teens and then are reliant upon others for food and clothing.

Days for Girls International works to help every girl everywhere have an education and break the cycle of poverty. One simple way to do this is to provide each girl with a washable Feminine Hygiene Kit. A kit consists of a drawstring bag for the girl to carry her supplies to and from school, two one gallon size resealable plastic bags to transport and soak and launder soiled items, two moisture barrier shields, a bar of soap, a washcloth, two pairs of panties, eight absorbent tri-fold sanitary pads, and a visual instruction sheet.DSC_0172

If you would like to get involved, either by forming a local sewing group, or by donating funds to purchase items such as the panties and soap, or to help pay for transportation costs, please contact Penny Ekegren. She is also looking into grant and vendor funding to assist us as we carry this project forward.

Please keep the women and girls in Malawi in your prayers!

Contact: Penny Ekegren

53 Park Ave West, Mansfield, Ohio 44902

Email: penny@ekegrens.com

Cell phone: 419-631-7151