Days for Girls
Around the world, girls and women resort to using rags, mattress stuffing, banana leaves, or feathers to manage their menstruation. Days for Girls provides a safe, beautiful, washable, and long-lasting alternative along with vital health education. Today, Days for Girls has reached more than one million women and girls in more than 125 countries with DfG Kits and menstrual health education. This translates into over 115 million days of dignity, health, and opportunity! Altrusa International, Inc. is proud to be a partner in this movement. Altrusa International is glad top partner with DfG and support this important cause to encourage women world-wide to get an education and stay in school without menstrual interruption. Altrusa International is on a mission to empower ALL women and girls.
Richardson Animal Shelter
The ASAPP (Altrusa Sisters Adoption Pet Palace) project at the Richardson Animal Shelter is a huge success. The mural painting promotes Altrusa and the furniture and toys are a great environment for the kitties. The City’s 24/7 Live Animal Cam is set up, and the cats adoptions are on the rise. Citizens ability to search for adoptable animals on the web and Altrusa's supporting our local animal shelter has become a reality.
Bill Alsup, Director of Health, City of Richardson, (pictured below at far right) said: “Thank you for your gift and your patience. This will be a nice generator of public interest for our facility.”
Richardson Altrusans were joined by a few City Council Members and the Richardson Director of Health, Bill Alsup, to unveil the new cat adoption room made possible by donations from the Altrusa Richardson Foundation.
We collect and contribute donations for NETWORK of Community Ministries in Richardson. Based on their needs, donations may include such items as children’s books, toiletries, food, toys, and school supplies.
Make A Difference Day
This is a national event celebrated on the 4th Saturday in October. Altrusa International encourages all clubs to participate by conducting a one-day literacy project that has a signification impact in the community.
Richardson Reads One Book (RROB)
One Book/One Community is a nationwide reading program created to develop a community built around the shared experience of people reading and talking about the same book, usually a work selected for its general interest and timely, thought-provoking issues. September is Literacy month and most RROB activities are conducted during that time. Volunteer ushers are needed the night of the author lecture.
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
November 25 is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The newest project for the Community Outreach Committee is to provide handmade personal items for women who have experience domestic violence.