Threds of Red
Providing protection, Promoting dignity, and Preserving life-long learning...Period

UGANDA

It was 2011 in Kawempe, Uganda where the feminine hygiene issue was brought to light for our founder.
The impact resulted in a desire to help and a vision for change. Returning to Uganda the following year with feminine hygiene kits and reusable pads, our journey began.

HAITI


Following an initial trip to Haiti in 2010 after the earthquake, we returned again in 2015 with Project Helping Hands for another mission and distributed hygiene pads to a girls orphanage.

KHAZIR, IRAQ

​​We partnered with Christian Aid Ministries of Ohio and provided 210 feminine hygiene kits to young women in the Kalak refugee camp!

REPUBLIC OF CONGO

Our sewing team created a PostPartum Pad for a team out of Angola, New York. In partnership with Jericho Road, our new, modified pads were brought to a birthing center in the Democratic Republic of the Congo! The local nurses loved the reusable pads so much they have requested more!

HOUSTON, TEXAS

Following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, Threds of Red supported the efforts of Undies For Everyone by providing over 400 pairs of underwear to children in Houston.
Thereby, protecting the self-esteem, dignity and personal hygiene needs for young victims caught in the disaster. 

NEPAL

In an effort to continue reaching more women in the global community, teams with Project Helping Hands introduced our sustainable pads and hygiene kits to several organizations in Nepal. Some included the Midwifery School, NAMS in Katmandu, and distributions were made in several heathposts in the villages around Routbesi.

PORTLAND, OREGON

Braking Cycles is a local nonprofit organization that works with kids facing poverty, abuse, addiction and homelessness. Threds of Red provides emergency hygiene kits to these teens on an ongoing basis. Although access to disposable products are easy to come by through generous organizations throughout our community, having an "emergency back up" pad ensures the girls have what they need when they need it.

KENYA

Each month in Kenya, hundreds of young girls are forced to undergo the barbaric rite of passage known as female genital mutilation (FGM). Many girls undergo FGM by age 10 and are married by the age of 12 years. Additionally, it has been reported, that 90% of young girls sleep with men in order to obtain feminine hygiene supplies. 
Our team will be traveling to several remote villages working with The Divinity Foundation, to provide sustainable hygiene pads and teach the girls how to sew them.