Feminine Hygiene donation drive on South 4th street for Galentine’s Day
The South Fourth Street (SoFo) Business Association will host an exciting week of shopping and giving back to those in need. Starting Friday, February 7, participating retail stores in the SoFo district will be accepting personal items (i.e. underwear, feminine personal care and hygiene products) to benefit Volunteers of America. Donations will be accepted through Valentine’s Day, February 14.
Patrons are encouraged to bring a donation for the chance to receive gifts or discounts from select retailers in the SoFo district (while supplies last). Stores include restaurants, galleries, clothing and jewelry retailers and more with an emphasis on unique, artisanal offerings that can only be found in the SoFo retail district.
“IN OUR EXPRESSION OF GALENTINE’S DAY WE ARE PLEASED TO GIVE BACK TO WOMEN IN NEED,” SAID MARY LEVINSKY, OWNER OF BLOCK PARTY. “IN THIS UNIQUE URBAN DISTRICT, WE HAVE A HISTORY OF SUPPORTING ONE ANOTHER AND WE ARE EXCITED TO SUPPORT OUR NEIGHBOR, VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA, ON THIS INITIATIVE.”
The SoFo district has a rich history as the center for culture and urban life in Downtown Louisville. Participating retailers are located on the 500-600 block of S. Fourth Street between Muhammad Ali and Broadway and within walking distance for the 65,000 professionals that work in the Downtown corridor. With a variety of shops, SoFo is the perfect place to pick up a Valentine’s Day gift for that special someone.
Why are these products so important?
There is absolutely no question that providing someone with what they need to feel good and have personal dignity makes life better for your fellow community members. Every single item that you collect goes in the hands of a person in need. Giving the the basics may seem small bit it is a huge and meaningful gift to those in need.
Most Needed Hygiene Items:
Restoring Dignity. One Period At A Time.
DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM: BREAKING THE CYCLE: MENSTRUAL TABOOS, MYTHS AND REALITY.
Please take ten minutes out to watch chapter three of this moving documentary titled Breaking the Cycle: Menstrual Taboos, Myths and Reality featuring The Homeless Period Project. The chapter highlights the life of Shontel, a 17-year-old young woman living in Spartanburg, SC. She is one of many around the world who struggle to afford sanitary products.