A Days for Girls Story

I (Kathy Carter) was asked to give a presentation about Days for Girls feminine hygiene kits in January at the Good Neighbor Center, to a group of 13 Arabic women after their English language class.

I was invited back to do a service project with these same women, and we cut pads and pinned liners to flannel.

One older lady, who was low income and had recently had carpal tunnel surgery, said she could not cut or pin, but gave me $50 to use to purchase fabric and underwear for the kits.

I was brought to tears and told her through the interpreter, Zainab, that I could not accept this gift.

She told me, “You must. Do you not remember in the Bible the story of the widow’s offering in Luke 21:1-3? The poor widow gave two small copper coins and gave from her heart, whereas the other people gave of their wealth.”