MANCHESTER, NH – It’s the season of giving, and Manchester women’s community group, Fempower, is giving to homeless women in the community. They collected more than 2,000 pads and tampons at their December meeting, which were donated to Manchester shelters.
“Feminine hygiene products are often overlooked when donating to homeless shelters. People usually think to donate canned goods and clothing, but pads and tampons are among the most needed items at homeless shelters nationwide,” says Abigail White, co-founder of Fempower.
Organizations from the greater Manchester area participated in Fempower’s collection efforts. The group received donations from Harvest Market in Bedford, Hemlock Springs Soaps in Lyndeborough, and many other individuals and businesses which contributed to the cause.
“We wanted to do what we could to give back to the women in this community who need access to these products. That is when we began a collection drive of pads and tampons to donate to our local women’s shelter here in Manchester.”
The items were distributed to New Horizons for NH and Angie’s Place.
Fempower is an inclusive women’s community group founded by Kaitlyn Hoyt and Abigail White, after they saw a need for women’s community spaces in the Manchester area. They meet once a month on the fourth Wednesday evening in Manchester. The group is planning similar community driven projects in 2018. For more information about Fempower, contact, White at firstname.lastname@example.org.