7701 Greenlawn Road
Description of Organization:
Her Best Foot Forward works with women Artisans and other women of purpose in East Africa. A US 501(c)(3), they sell beautiful, hand-beaded projects and invest 100% of net proceeds to help operate their 100% compostable sanitary pad production facility. Their sanitary pads (made by a team of women employees who do their jobs with pride!) are best in class and are provided at no cost to girls to allow them to attend school with dignity and confidence. In the developing world, a girl can miss up to 4 days of school each month, because she cannot manage her menstrual flow. Girls can quickly fall behind and lose confidence, dropping out of school completely.
Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
CYCLE CIRCLES: Service in a Box. On their own, with their family, team, or group, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs can make Cycle Circles (CCs), a menstrual cycle tracking bracelet for girls in East Africa. Kit prices begin at $20 and come with:
1. Beads and cords for stringing
2. Instructions for stringing
An opportunity for important conversations with sisters, daughters, and friends, CC’s also give back, Each kit facilitates the provision of UhuruPads menstrual hygiene products, undergarments, and critically needed health and hygiene for girls in East Africa. The completed bracelets will also be distributed to the young women we serve through our pad distribution program – providing encouragement, confidence, and love.
Minimum Age to Volunteer:
Offer family volunteer opportunities?