When Strangers Become Friends (And a SHE campaign UPDATE)

So, remember when I told you that I was thinking of making cloth menstrual pads for African girls? And remember when I said that I like to take people on crazy journeys with me? Tomorrow night (Friday) I am going to a STRANGER’S house to sew Sani-Panties because…well, that’s just something I would do. A kind woman saw my post and wanted to help. She’s donating her time, her space and her materials and enlisting friends to help too! See how God works?

Now I haven’t actually met this woman, but when she offered to host a sewing party, I got a little giddy inside. I traveled to Africa with strangers. I went to the IF:Gathering in Austin and rented a condo with…a bunch of strangers. So I’m a firm believer that strangers are simply friends you haven’t met yet. (Don’t tell my kids I said that though). #strangerdanger

Now I also want to confess that I clearly do not know how to read a calendar. Apparently it’s not in my skill set. As I woke up this morning, I thought: “Wait a minute. I have a WHOLE WEEK to collect these little gems. So if you want to participate in the SHE campaign, there’s still time. Just message me for details and I will pay for the shipping. Oh and my new stranger/friend has an Etsy shop, so she also knows all the ins and outs of shipping. There’s God again, moving His people.

So I’m going to forgo my weekly family pizza night and sew some menstrual pads with some new friends in Stafford Springs instead. If anyone wants to join me, please send me a message. If you’re local, you can catch a ride with me! If you can’t sew, we can still use you for cutting, pinning, ironing, eating and just an all-around good time (for a good cause!). Oh and if all goes well, I’ll be bringing THIS CAKE to share. So come with me! You know you want to sew with strangers too.

Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their work. 
Ecclesiastes 4:9

PS. So as not to keep you uninformed, a reader clued me in to the “menstrual cup,” another crunchy alternative to our disposable feminine products. Ruby Cup has a similar campaign. For every Ruby cup sold, they give one to a girl in Kenya.

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