Help a Girl GROW for the HolidaysLydia Lee
Looking for the perfect last-minute yet heartfelt gift? We’ve got you covered with our GROW (Girls’ Rights to Opportunity Worldwide) program. GreaterGood.org is devoted to addressing the health and well-being of people (particularly women and children), animals, and the planet. In pursuit of these goals, GGO is focusing effort on young girls around the world–their health and well-being, their safety, and their education. The GROW program directly funds innovative, effective programs that keep girls in school throughout their secondary education years, wherever they are most needed.
Each one of the Gifts That Give More listed will directly benefit a girl in need. Go on, give a gift and make a difference, all in one. Now that’s something to celebrate!
In developing countries, many adolescent girls (ages 12-18) stay home from school during their menstrual cycles due to lack of access to sanitary pads. In rural Uganda, over 50% of girls over the age of 12 miss school every month.
To address this sensitive need, GreaterGood.org partners with organizations such as MCODE (Mission for Community Development Uganda) and distributes reusable feminine hygiene kits to girls who need them. Developed by Days for Girls International, these kits are made by thousands of volunteers around the world or by local women filling the need for their own community. Not only are these kits safe and effective, they can last up to three years.