Thousands of individuals, business, organizations and corporations have donated products and partnered with I Support The Girls to help local girls and women experiencing homelessness. Below is a sampling of the thanks we've received.
Our Women’s Network began supporting I Support the Girls when we read about how much they have helped the female victims of hurricanes Harvey and Maria. Synchrony’s Families That Work program focuses on working families trying to get ahead, and these women will work for years to rebuild their lives and families after such devastating tragedies. This year, we wanted to expand our level of engagement and partnership to include a global collection drive across several of our office locations. It was a great opportunity to give back to women in need while working with this wonderful organization.
- Rhonda Hampton-White, Synchrony, VP Risk Testing
We greatly appreciate working with I Support the Girls as they help us meet the basic needs of the women who turn to The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center for substance use disorder treatment. The women are able to have high quality items to meet their feminine hygiene needs while they overcome addiction, find independent living, and train for meaningful employment. When these women have their basic needs met, they understand that organizations in the larger community are supporting and believing in their change. The Salvation Army is fortunate to have partners as responsive and dynamic as I Support The Girls.
- Donna Marie Alexander, Harbor Light Center, LICSW Clinical Director
The Good People Fund is proud of our involvement in I Support the Girls from its earliest days. It is organizations such as this, led by leaders with a strong commitment to doing what is right and just, that will change our world.”
- Naomi Eisenberger, The Good People Fund, Co-Founder and Executive Director
My mother passed away and I am in the process of cleaning out her belongings. It makes the grieving process a little easier knowing her personal effects will help women who have so little. These are little items we all take for granted, and I know she would have been proud to contribute.
People would not consider menstrual hygiene products a big gift but it really services these women in ways you can’t imagine.
- Alicia Horton, Thrive DC, Executive Director
The Women’s Impact Network (WIN) at the Brookings Institution is an internal professional network dedicated to the advancement of women within our Institution and in our surrounding community. I Support the Girls’ mission to restore dignity and self-respect to women really resonated with us, we were eager to support their efforts with a donation drive at our Institution. Access to feminine hygiene products is fundamental and we applaud Dana’s leadership bringing attention to this important issue and addressing it head on!
- Emily Rabadi, Brookings Institute, Communications Advisor
After reading about Dana's project, I reached out to a few colleagues at USDA. The response was incredible; people voluntarily made up collection boxes in their offices and in a few weeks, the donations filled the back of my Jeep. I think we all were inspired by the idea of helping other women.
- Ann Bartuska, former Deputy Undersecretary for Research, education and Economics
My clients were so grateful. Both expressed to me how challenging it is to obtain not only bras but tampons and pads. As you know the expense of these items is prohibitive. One client actually did a dance in the parking lot with hers! Another stated she could not afford tampons and was thrilled. Thank you so much for your donations.
- Jessica Blake Hawke, Cornerstone Montgomery, Supported Employment Specialist
Immediately after our office received the bras for distribution, tenants began popping in to pick up bras. They have been absolutely thrilled to receive them. For women who have experienced chronic homelessness, new bras are a simple basic that puts a major strain on a budget. They have been such a treat.
Thank you for your efforts in coordinating this donation with us. I cannot thank you for your generosity enough, or stress how much this means to our women."
- Cassandra Ruth, Housing Plus NYC, Special Events & Communications Assistant
Three years ago I was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer. I had a mastectomy, lymph node dissection, chemotherapy, radiation, reconstruction... the whole thing! I'm just now on the other side but I have held onto these bras which are no longer an option for me. By donating them to I Support the Girls I hope I am able to help someone else, whether that is a breast cancer survivor or a homeless woman.
Thanks for the incredible gift you gave us yesterday. I have never seen that many bras even in a lingerie store. Our patients will be thrilled as this is the one clothing item we always have a dearth of.
- Candace Crisman, The Women’s Treatment Center in Chicago
We were thrilled to find online an amazing organization, I Support the Girls, to help supply our need of products. For the past year I have worked with Erin Persuad and she has been able to get us around 1,000 bras! Not only does this make my job easier as I can focus on other needs we have for all our clients, the bras have given our women so much more dignity and confidence. The times we’ve received boxes of bras and other feminine hygiene products, our ladies are so grateful! Here are a few comments from our women:
- It's nice to get pretty and stylish Bras!
- It was fun to be given something I needed and that I can choose for myself!!!
- Some bras were BRAND name, something I could never afford.
We can’t thank you enough for your help in supplying an item we need, and run out of quickly. Not only do we give out the bras to our women in the shelter, women in the community living below poverty level, who may have temporary housing, but not much left for food or clothing are blessed to receive the bras. WE LOVE I Support the Girls!!!!
- Cindy Johnson, Springs Rescue Mission, Community Relations Director