Junior League of Charleston raises over $1,000 worth of feminine hygiene products

May 19, 2019

CHARLESTON - The Junior League of Charleston collected more than $1,000 worth of donations for a much-needed product for women that is often overlooked: feminine hygiene products.

The Junior League of Charleston, an organization of women dedicated to volunteerism, hosted “Hygiene for Humanity” throughout the month of April. Hygiene for Humanity is a project that focused on placing donation boxes at various Charleston businesses where people could deposit feminine hygiene products to benefit the YWCA Charleston and Manna Meal.

The Junior League of Charleston collected 1,536 tampons, 3,627 pads and liners, and countless shampoo, conditioner and other hygiene products for a total estimated value of $1,011.77.

“We are truly thankful the Charleston community has gathered to support both of these organizations that address a huge need in our community. We are excited to play a small role in helping both Manna Meal and YWCA Charleston in their daily efforts to make our home better,” said Laura Suppa, president of the Junior League of Charleston.

Rock City Cake Company, Taylor Books, Ellen’s Homemade Ice Cream, Ooh La Lucy, the Junior League Office, Charleston Chiropractic Company, Charleston Vision Source, Fusion Fitness Studios, and Mea Cuppa Coffee accepted donations throughout the month.

Established in 1923, the Junior League of Charleston is a group of professional women dedicated to building a better community. Through volunteer service and project management opportunities, the group develops leadership skills, builds lasting relationships and strengthens the Charleston community. The Junior League of Charleston is a 5013 organization is part of one of the oldest, largest women’s volunteer organizations in the world.

For more information, visit http://jlcharlestonwv.org/hygieneforhumanity/.

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