Thanks to SHE trailblazer and supporter Sara Holdridge, SHE received over $2000 towards our SHE28 campaign in April! Over 50 women from southeast Connecticut came out to Sara's SHE28 FUNdraiser, where they were watched the SHE28 campaign video, received a free belly dance lesson from a teacher who donated her time once she heard of SHE28, and played a "Match that Quote" game using quotes said by notable women. The winner of the game received a pair of slippers created with maxi pads! Guests also donated menstrual products that were donated to a local social service organization.
Sara writes that "[t]he event ended with a closing circle of all the guests, each of whome were now appreciative of becoming aware of this issue. We did a choral reading of Jane Conner’s sentiment: 'The women joined hands and danced in a circle and the love and energy of their friendship rose up into the heavens and formed the moon so that even on the darkest night no woman is meant to walk alone.'"
Many people thanked me for hosting this event. My daughters and I were proud and happy to sponsor SHE28."
SHE28 Soirees hosted by our supporters truly help to sustain SHE's menstrual hygiene revolution across the world! If you'd like to host a SHE28 Soiree, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with "SHE28 Soiree" as the subject!