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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

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 – 8pm
Place: 12513 Timberline Dr. Highland, UT 84003
Contact: 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 10-12 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: 6pm – 8pm
Place: 10503 N 5600 W Highland, UT 8003
Contact: Mary Jean Ridges, or 801-367-5710