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 Path & Green is a 501(c)(3) organization. Their mission is to provide hope and a future to Lorain County girls in need by ending hygiene insecurity and period poverty.

 what are we crafting? 

PROJECT COMPLETE 11/1/23

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Path & Green partners with local school districts and county organizations to provide personal care items. Period poverty is the inability to purchase or access menstrual products like tampons or sanitary pads. 1 in 5 girls in America missed school due to period poverty. Students of color, lower-income students, and rural students are the most impacted by issues of access. Their goal is to provide every 5th grader in the Spring with a First Period Kit when they receive their menstrual health education from the school district. 

1) Cosmetic Bags - You can use any pattern for cosmetic bags including our zippered bags or our snappy sack! Please see our pattern section below for our suggested patterns! The recommended size is 7"x9" or 9"x7". This size holds just the right amount of supplies. 

Fabrics: As these are for middle school aged kids, keep the fabrics age appropriate. Nothing babyish and nothing old-fashioned. Use fun, bright fabric. Use licensed prints if you have them. No fabrics with references to drugs, alcohol or inappropriate sayings or words. Nothing political in nature.  If using the Snappy Sack pattern, these do not need to have the boxed pleat bottom. You do not have to use batting, but you can if you like. 

++A reminder when making Snappy Sacks. Please ensure you are using Slap Bracelets covered in vinyl and not simply using metal tape measures. The metal will easily poke thru the fabric bag. ++

 

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 suggested patterns 

Patterns

 cosmetic bags 

Cosmetic Bags
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Scrappy Cosmetic Bag

Fun way to use your scraps to make a colorful cosmetic bag

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Making A Triangle for The Snappy Sack

Video Tutorial to make the triangle for the Snappy Sack with Carol Grape

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So Sew Easy Cosmetic Bag

This fast and easy zippered cosmetic bag is roomy and fun to make! Check out this video tutorial!

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Fancy Zipper Bag

A easy to sew cosmetic bag using a lacy zipper that doesn't require a zipper foot!

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Snappy Sack

This fun and easy cosmetic style bag closes with a snap bracelet instead of a zipper!

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Crafting Change Zippered Cosmetic Bag

Drawn pattern for easy cosmetic bag by Kathy Lawrence

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Easy Zipper Pouch by Missouri Star Quilt

A cute zipper pouch when you use custom design zippers that show on the outside of the bag!

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15 Minute Zipper Pouch

Fast & Easy cosmetic bag

 shipping guidelines 

This organization will be distributing these bags in February 2024, so feel free to sew and ship whenever you have a box full. They are working at getting set up with Give Back Box.

You are welcome to tally in advance as a pledge what you will be sewing in a 2 week period of time. 

UPS/FEDEX/USPS

Path & Green

Attention: Sarah Yoder

506 Seaton Court

Amherst, OH  44001

If your box will cost you more than $20 to ship, Path & Green is partnered with Give Back Box to get you a $20 UPS label from Give Back Box and ship up to 50 pounds and 108" in girth to P&G here.

Due to a computer glitch, they send out the same label with the same tracking number to every person and you can't use it. After you receive your label, please immediately email Monika at info@givebackbox.com and ask for a "fresh" label with an unused tracking number. You will get a new label in 1-2 days. This is the label you should use. 

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