When volunteering at a local shelter, Nancy Cruse, Learning and Development analyst at State Farm in Bloomington, Ill., realized women needed access to feminine hygiene products. She decided to create @projectlovetheladies to collect donations. #HereToHelp
“Imagine you are a 16-year-old girl relying on a shelter or food pantry for daily needs. If those needs don’t include feminine hygiene products, you are likely missing school,” Nancy says. “The same is true for a single mom trying to keep a job and raise young children. Without access to basic hygiene needs, you might be missing work for several days. It significantly undermines self-confidence for these women.”
In 2017, the collection was enough to help 60 women for one year or 723 women for one month. They’ve already surpassed last year’s total this year, and are closing in on their goal.
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