Yesterday we set a new DfG Assembly Record here in Utah! Yes, I was a very proud Mom. Claire and Adam have been planning and preparing for this DfG event for weeks. Yesterday 100s of students, advisors, department leaders and church leaders came to learn about DfG. In 3 hours, we cut thousands of pieces for kits, then set up a huge assembly line and the kits started flying together. We expected to make 500. But the work did not stop there, we continued until we used every single part and piece we brought. Then we counted: 799 kits. We scrounged enough pieces to make it an even 800! Oh My! What an amazing day on campus.
Many of these students are from the BYU Nursing and Public Health Departments, where Claire lives and studies She also invited her student ward. Adam, who is in a pre-med program, spread the word among all the Life Science Students. He has also been passing out flyers and information in the Cougar Eat and in all his classes. These are all good kids, involved in meaningful activities. They listened intently as I taught them about Days for Girls and the difference we are making in the world. At least 400 of the kits assembled today will be distributed by BYU student interns this summer.
I am thrilled at the love that flows from heart to heart as we involve others in this project. We can hardly run fast enough to keep up with the demand for events that come in daily. We never turn away a group who wants to learn and help. There are girls waiting for these kits all over the world. They deserve every kindness we can offer as these kits provide safety, protection, dignity, hope, love, and a new life to each girl who receives one. We thank everyone who is helping.
If you’d like to chip in, please send a donation to Days for Girls at 24 West 500 South, Orem UT 84058. We could use your help replenishing the fabric that flows through hands like those you’ll see below.