Helping the Community
How You Can Help
We are proud that members of NCJW, GRS enrich the lives of women, children and families in Monroe County by volunteering at our community service programs. Some of these programs had to pause due to the pandemic, but here’s how you can still make a difference through NCJW today.
NCJW, GRS Programs
Did you know that many underserved women and girls regularly miss work and school during their menstrual cycle? They can’t afford tampons and pads!
Government programs like SNAP, formerly food stamps, do not provide for feminine hygiene products. When faced with the prospect of stretching a few dollars, women often put their children’s needs first, buying diapers rather than tampons and pads for themselves. Sometimes they use paper towels or cut-up diapers to substitute for tampons or pads.
In response to this constant need, NCJW, GRS and The Scensible Source Company, creator of Scensibles disposal bags, have developed the P.A.D. Project Initiative, which stands for providing access and dignity to women and girls during their monthly cycle.
Contact Gina Horowitz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 585-482-8652 to get involved.
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