Service Projects 2019
This year at the Highland Fling we are excited to offer 2 service projects that make a global impact. Please attend either of the following to assist our brothers and sisters throughout the world!
Elevita is improving lives by helping families in developing countries! The all-volunteer organization, founded by Highland residents Keyne and Kirsten Monson, strives to alleviate poverty by helping underprivileged artisans find a market for their products.
Current artisans are from Cambodia, India, Peru, Philippines, Tanzania, and Uganda and help is focused for:
- Artisans who have limited access to markets
- Artisan groups that work toward educating women and girls
- Artisans in distressed areas
- Handicapped or otherwise marginalized artisans
Artisan products can be purchased at: Elevita.com With the purchase of each product is a card that tells about the artisan you have helped to become self-reliant.
Products from the numerous artisans are shipped to the Monson home for further distribution.
Volunteers are needed for unpacking/repacking and distribution. Join us at the Monson home to further make a global impact on self-reliance.
Date: Tuesday, July 30th
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Place: 12513 Timberline Drive Highland, Utah 84003
Contact: Email Kirsten Monson OR 847-987-1594
Days for Girls
Mary Jean Ridges runs the Highland group of Day for Girls, an organization committed to giving girls around the world greater dignity, health and opportunity through menstrual health solutions and education.
Around the world, girls and women resort to using rags, mattress stuffing, banana leaves, feathers, and even cow dung to manage their menstruation. Days for Girls provides a safe, beautiful, washable, and long-lasting alternative along with vital health education.
Mary Jean opens her home each week on Tuesdays from 10t o 12 to volunteers interested in helping with this great cause. During the Highland Fling, she will open her home for a special evening. Sewing machines and sergers are provided for those eager to help in making the Days for Girls kit components, and several non-sewing tasks are also available. This evening session will also include training for those interested in holding their own Days for Girls service events.
Financial donations are always accepted and greatly appreciated. We also accept flannel fabric that is dark colored stain hiding, preferably geometric shapes or flowers, as well as quilters cotton in a variety of colors, also preferably geometric shapes and bright happy prints.
Date: Tuesday, July 30th
Time: 6 pm to 8 pm
Place: 10503 N 5600 W Highland, Utah 8003
Contact: Email Mary Jean Ridges, or 801-367-5710