A month-long collaboration between three local organizations is underway to collect feminine products and diapers for The Children’s Home of Reading, Olivet Boys and Girls Club, Opportunity House, and middle-school girls attendees of Young Women’s Summit.
A recent study conducted by Always revealed that, since the COVID-19 pandemic, over 1 in 3 young people feel less confident because they’ve missed after school activities, and nearly 1 out of 3 parents are worried about their ongoing ability to afford period products – an issue known as period poverty.
During the month of February, MG Architects and drive co-sponsors, Be Mine Boutique, of West Reading, and The Junior League of Reading, located in Wyomissing, will collect much-needed feminine products and diapers for the Children’s Home of Reading, Olivet Boys and Girls Club, Opportunity House, and middle-school girls attendees of the Junior League’s Annual Young Women’s Summit.
Several organizations are holding private drives within their company, including the Council on Chemical Abuse, the City of Reading (City Hall), and New Era Technology.
You can “Help A Girl Out” this February by donating feminine products and diapers throughout the month of February to help support the women and girls at the following drop off locations, or contact the organizers for more locations.
Be Mine Boutique: 637 Penn Avenue. D&B Elite Custom: 2001 State Hill Rd Suite 102. Gallen Insurance: 2237 Lancaster Pike. Muhlenberg Greene Architects: 955 Berkshire Blvd, Ste 101. Junior League of Reading: 1520 Penn Avenue. The Camel Project: 201 Washington Street. Riverfront Federal Credit Union: 2001 Museum Road. Univest: 1103 Rocky Drive.