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VOLUNTEERS OF THE MONTH: August 2019
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The women of Femme Aid Collaborative LIVE UNITED by “working to end period poverty in the Miami Valley!” United Way’s Volunteer Connection is proud to recognize Femme Aid as Community Volunteers of the Month for August.
The women and co-founders (Dana Clark, Ryann Mescher, Claire Parker, and Zoe Waller) started their organization in March, with the mission that they never wanted anyone to have to choose between eating and having supplies for their monthly cycle. After an encounter at a grocery where they noticed a women sorting her groceries from her feminine hygiene products and asking the cashier how much she had spent, they sprang into action. The girls did some research on period poverty, called some local nonprofits, identified the needs in their community and started planning for their first drive in March 2019. Now they have collected over 263,000 pieces for distribution (having had an initial goal of 100,000, they now hope to reach a million in their first year). Ryann says “We like to share the story…over a quarter of women have struggled with this.”
The four are high school juniors, active in cheer, softball, track, Girls on the Run and other activities.
Marcia Ehlers of Good Neighbor House says “I love them. We have been blessed by their donations. And our clients think they are amazing!”
United Way’s Volunteer Connection is proud to salute Femme Aid Collaborative as Community Volunteers of the Month for August, 2019.
More at: https://femmeaid.com/
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