Dignity is dignity.
For the 216,000 girls and women experiencing homelessness across the U.S., bras and menstrual hygiene products are considered a luxury. Some women on the streets wear the same bra for eight years. This means more than occasional back pain from the lack of support her stretched-out underwire offers. It also means the potential for infection from the material continuously rubbing against her skin, not to mention the daily embarrassment of a sagging, ill-fitting bra.
Every day thousands of girls and women have to choose between a meal or buying maxi pads. We strip away any last remaining shreds of dignity when we force women to clean their periods each month with unwashed rags, or a wad of rolled up toilet paper- really, whatever is around that’s free and available.
Our mission is to allow these girls and women to maintain their dignity and self-respect.