Volunteers build feminine hygiene kits for International Day of the Girl

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OREM, Utah (News4Utah) – In celebration of the International Day of the Girl, Utah Valley University’s Women’s Success Center and Days for Girls teamed up to build feminine hygiene kits.

Volunteers helped assemble bags that will be made to house the kits.

The feminine hygiene kits will be completed next semester and students from the Women’s Success Center plan to deliver them to San Francisco. Last year more 300 kits were sent to El Salvador and Guatemala.

“In the U.S., we don’t always think about the accessibility of feminine hygiene products, because it’s all around us,” said Katie Brough, president of the Women of UVU club. “But, in other countries, the lack of access can prevent girls from attending school or taking job opportunities.”

Days for Girls is a global nonprofit organization that has helped more than one million girls and women in over 124 countries since its inception in 2008. For more information about Days for Girls visit www.daysforgirls.org.

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