NEW WOMEN'S WELLNESS AND EMPOWERMENT MAGAZINE HOPES TO DONATE $5,000 WORTH OF FEMININE CARE PRODUCTS TO METROPOLITAN RESIDENTS IN NEED
Sugar Magazine unveils its 2019 goal For the Love of the V campaign collecting goods for those in need through community participation.
Washington, DC (January 08, 2019 ) Announced today, Sugar Magazine will begin its second annual community-wide donation campaign, For the Love of the V, with the goal of collecting over 10,000 feminine care products for shelters housing homeless women and low-income school districts in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia metropolitan area. Donations will be collected at five participating storefronts; Congress Heights Arts & Culture Center (CHACC), B. Willow, Mount Royal Soaps, Rewild, and American University from Saturday, February 16 to Sunday, March 31. Benefiting facilities include: My Girlfriends House Inc., N Street Village, Catholic Charities Harriet Tubman Shelter and more.
Through community donations in 2018, Sugar Magazine was able to raise over 10,000 feminine care products benefiting three local shelters, two school districts and over 100 homeless persons as a result of participating storefronts and charity walks in DC and Baltimore, MD. By continuing this annual For the Love of the V campaign, Sugar Magazine is hoping to impact the lives of those in need through a resource that is necessary for each and every facility hosting women.
Donations can be dropped off or mailed to each participating facility: CHACC, B. Willow, Rewild, The Lemon Collective, and Grindstone Universal. Requested donation items include; tampons, sanitary napkins, depends, toilet tissue, panty liners, and unscented wipes (cash is not accepted).
Together, Sugar Magazine and our For the Love of the V partners are dedicated to empowering women regardless of their economic standing. To learn more about For The Love of the V, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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As a youth, being homeless presented many challenges for me, particularly when it came to personal health and hygiene. In the District and other cities around the world, homeless women are unique in that they require much more resources when it comes to hygiene. In fact, according to statistics, “882 unaccompanied (single) women are experiencing homelessness in the District” (DC Interagency, 2017).
In partnership with Sugar Magazine, This campaign is primarily focused on resource development and education and our goal is to collect $5000 worth of feminine products to distribute to local service agencies that provide assistance to women in the metropolitan area.
All donations (monetary and material) will be donated so that women who need items such as sanitary napkins, soap, clean underwear, and more can have access to the things that we should all have access to as women.
2017 DC Women's Needs Assessment Report (Rep.). (2017). Retrieved January 23, 2019, from The Women’s Task Force of the District of Columbia Interagency Council on Homelessness website