As we have been highlighting, the Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County launched our year-long Feminine Hygiene Product Drive in January 2022 as part of our 20th anniversary year.
Through our year-long feminine hygiene product drive, the Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County aims to ease the effects of period poverty in Howard County to help women and girls succeed without being set back by their period.
Information about the drive can be found here. In short, we are collecting products and money to distribute to women and girls in the community who need them through the Community Action Council/Howard County Food Bank and Columbia Community Care.
So far, we have collected $1,419 through our online donations. We are hoping to raise $2,000 by the end of the year.
This money will go directly to the Community Action Council/Howard County Food Bank, and Columbia Community Care, to purchase items for women and girls in our community. Click here to donate, and learn about other ways to contribute.
Additionally, we have been and continue to collect products at each of the six libraries in the Howard County Library System. We have been fortunate enough to receive lots of donations through the drop-off boxes, and are excited for the rest of the year. All donations were given directly to the Community Action Council/Howard County Food Bank and Columbia Community Care.
Many thanks to WGC Member Adora Brown for collecting products from around the county! Take a look at her collection efforts below.
"Seeing the culmination of Howard County's generosity at a pivotal moment for women's rights reminded me of why I do this work. The capacity to give, in any manner that you are able, is so important." - Adora Brown
Thank you to our partners at HCLS and our newest collection partner Monique Washington-Jones, owner of WKD Karate 4 Girls LLC, who is now hosting a collection box!
Learn more and donate here