Tampa Bay

About


The Tampa Bay affiliation was started in 2019 and serves Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco counties. To date we have donated 437,666 menstrual hygiene products, 29,844 bras, and 17,767 pairs of underwear to 236 unique social service organizations in the Tampa Bay area benefitting women and girls in need. These organizations include schools, group homes, domestic violence shelters, homeless shelters, safe houses for runaway teens, migrant workers, victims of Hurricane Ian and Hurricane Idalia, to name a few.

How To Donate

Nancy Blount
Affiliate Director

Mail products to:
I Support the Girls – Tampa Bay
8662 Pelican Court,
Seminole, FL 33777

You can contact us for donation drop-off information.

Amazon Wish List:
https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1U02UBEGK9W9F...

727-510-2263
istg.tampabay@gmail.com

LOCAL IMPACT

""Thank you so much for the bras, undergarments, and supplies you sent to River Ridge for one of my needy students! She was sooo happy when I gave her the box! She immediately changed her clothes and said "WOW this feels so much better!". After her discharge and recent change in medication causing weight gain, my student was wearing a bra that was waaaay too small. Her comfort has increased in school and therefore she is more engaged in her academics!"
Danielle
School Social Worker
"Wow, what an incredible service you provide in our community! The supply of bras, underwear, menstrual hygiene items, cosmetics and toiletries that you brought to our administrative offices is incredible. These items will go a long way toward helping the women we serve to regain their self-esteem and empower them to move forward in their lives."
"Your goal to meet the basic and unique needs of females is admirable and on behalf of all of the vulnerable individuals we serve, but especially the women, i thank you for being part of the answer to helping restore the lives of vulnerable women in our community."
Kevin Marrone
President & CEO, Boley Centers
"I enjoy being a "girl" - we all are enjoying this feeling of warm and comfy! Thanks so very much for caring about us, and blessing us with beautiful bras and other goodies!"
Grandma Edie
New Beginnings
"I thank you so much for the work you do with I Support the Girls. Your donation of feminine products will go to the migrant community in "ditty bags" assembled by the United Methodist Women. We appreciate you!"
Pat
Skycrest United Methodist Church
"I have been mentoring a young single mom for three years. The one thing she asked for herself for Christmas was personal hygiene items - the one thing we so often take for granted. I Support The Girls came through and not only did they gift her with personal hygiene items, but also with new bras, underwear, camisoles, and leggings. Thank you again for supporting the young women in our community."
Lou Ann
Ready for Life volunteer
"We can't express our immense gratitude and appreciation. All of our girls loved this activity so much - I truly believe it is because of how calm, sensitive, and compassionate you were with our girls in teaching them how to be correctly fitted for a bra. Please know that the act itself may have seemed small to you, but was truly impactful. Every one of our girls left with a smile on their faces and a renewed confidence."
Joshua House
"Thank you so much for your continued support of our Treasure Chest. As a Title 1 school with approximately 900 students, 85% of whom receive free/reduced lunch, we rely on community donations such as yours to stock our Treasure Chest. The donations of bras, underwear, and hygiene items will definitely go to good use here!"
Amy Riddle
Principal
"Thank you so much for your donation of bras, panties, and feminine hygiene items! We could not do the work we do without generous donors like you!"
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Products Donated

Donation Recipients

Events

  • Open Arms Community Resource Fair
  • Hillsborough County Medical Association Foundation Charity Golf Classic
  • Joshua House Bra Fitting
  • Child Advocacy Expo
  • Hillsborough Migrant Education Holiday Festival
  • Child Advocacy Expo
  • Joshua House Bra Fitting
  • Hands Across the Bay Bra Fitting
  • Charity Art Sale
  • Open Arms Community Resource Fair
  • Family Resources Bra Fitting Event
  • Guest speaker at a Sunshine Kawanis meeting
  • Hillsborough County Medical Association Golf Classic volunteer
  • Colectivo ARBOL bra gifting event
  • Brandi Carlile’s Mothership Weekend
  • CAN Community Health Freshen Up Fest
  • AAA Women in Leadership packing event
  • Guest speaker at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
  • Women With Purpose guest speaker
  • Attended Alisha Keys Concert as invited guest
  • Guest speaker at meeting of GFWC St. Petersburg Junior Women’s Club

Awards

IN THE MEDIA

Daily Inspiration: Meet Nancy Blount

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News & Needs: April 2021

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Mission: Dignity

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Local non-profit ‘I Support The Girls’ makes feminine products accessible to all

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I Support the Girls – Tampa Bay A 2023 Nation of Neighbors℠ Recipient

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