Federation receives grant to help fund Dignity Grows project

 The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven’s Women’s Philanthropy is changing lives through Dignity Grows and proud to be a recipient of a generous grant from Aunt Flow, an organization that enable free access to feminine hygiene products. The grant helps Federation empower women and girls throughout Greater New Haven by providing them with the feminine hygiene essentials they need to attend school, go to work, and otherwise live their lives without interruption.

As part of a National Women’s Philanthropy movement, Dignity Grows combats ‘period poverty’ by working with local partner agencies, including Gateway Community College, Jewish Family Services of Greater New Haven, Connecticut Food Bank/Food Share, and the Diaper Bank of Connecticut, to provide women in need with a month’s supply of hygiene products and period necessities, all packed up in a Dignity Grows tote bag.

Women’s Philanthropy is also continuing to increase awareness of period poverty among potential volunteers and a variety of organizations -- such as Women of Vision and BBYO -- who help to assemble tote bags The filled totes are then brought to distribution partners and disseminated to those in need.

Dignity Grows totes are made possible through generous donors who contribute both time and money. A gift of $10 funds one filled Dignity Grows tote. 

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