Local Students Team up to Assist with Women’s Health
A group of Chatham students are seeking donations of menstrual care and general hygiene products for women in need. The effort is called Her Drive. Donations may include pads and tampons, dental and hair care items, deodorant, new Diva cups, condoms, pregnancy tests, new makeup, and socks. Gently used bras and new underwear are also accepted. Items will be packaged and taken to the West Chatham Food Bank in Siler City and The Women’s Center in Raleigh.
The highschool juniors learned about Her Drive on TikTok and “thought it was important to get involved, helping people in need get the products they don’t have access to,” said Angelina Parker-Lewis.
Her Drive, is a Chicago-based nonprofit organization. According to the website www.HerDrive.org, the agency and its affiliated groups have distributed 11,027 new/gently used bras; 165,104 menstrual care products, and 100,072 general hygiene items since the lauunch in June 2020.
Limited access to general hygiene and menstrual care products is a public health issue. Her Drive aims to close the gap for under-resourced people, particularly Black, Indigenous, People of Color “BIPOC” who are disproportionately affected by poverty and homelessness.
To donate, please scan the QR code below with a smart phone. The QR code is linked to the form at the following URL: https://forms.gle/Bo3Br2WvXFmSqPp57
Donors are asked to complete the form which will trigger a contactless home pickup making the process safe and easy for donors.