Local partnerships key to fundraising success - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views

Volunteers at work at the DfG project headquarters. Photo: Supplied.


The Rotary Club of Wynnum and Manly and our Days for Girls project work to provide safe, beautiful, washable, and long-lasting feminine hygiene kits for girls and women in developing countries. The program offers dignity, health, and opportunity for all, and programs like this one are saving lives, helping girls stay in school and balancing the scales for women.

It was challenging to find suitable accommodation when the Rotary Club of Wynnum and Manly launched their Days for Girls (DfG) sewing project more than 18 months ago.

“The Waterloo Bay Leisure Centre came to the rescue and provided a room at the Shire Clerks Cottage where we could meet fortnightly,” explained DfG Team Leader and Rotary member Di Catto.

“This provided a wonderful opportunity for local women to serve as volunteers in a safe, fun environment where they could use their skills or develop new skills as they assisted with this project.

“Our volunteers have helped make and distribute more than 1450 kits overseas. This is a huge effort as each individual kit takes eight hours to complete.”

Growth in this project has created the need for a larger workspace. The Rotary Club of Wynnum and Manly is pleased to partner with the Wynnum Bowls Club, which has recently come on board and provided a large room with storage to ensure the success of this ongoing project.

Thanks goes to two wonderful community businesses – The Waterloo Bay Leisure Centre and the Wynnum Bowls Club – which both stepped in to help when we really needed support!

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