Female clothing and hygiene drive hosted by Girl Up


Bella Glastra van Loon

Girl Up is hosting a feminine hygiene drive. The drive will begin all around Wilsonville the week January 25th.

Over the past two years the amount of homeless women in Portland has increased by almost 15% which means that the demand for feminine products in urban areas is higher than ever. In order to try and help with the issue, Wilsonville High School’s Girl Up club is hosting a female clothing and hygiene drive! All products gathered will be donated straight to the Rose Haven, an amazing shelter for women and children in Portland. 

Donation bins will be located at Wilsonville High School and Joy of Life Chiropractic starting the week of January 25th. They accept underwear, hand warmers, pads, tampons, hotel size shampoo, conditioner, and lotions, soaps, toothbrushes, toothpastes, hand sanitizers, socks, and sweaters. 

In addition to the donation bins, Girl Up has also provided two other ways for donations this year. This year Girl Up created an Amazon wish list so that you can participate without even leaving the comfort of your home. Similarly, on January 29th members of Girl Up will be going to do porch pick ups in certain neighborhoods around Wilsonville for products. For more information on all the ways to donate, check out the two hyperlinks at the bottom of this article. 

One of the presidents of Girl Up, Bella Glastra van Loon explains her excitement and the importance of the upcoming drive. She says, “I am super excited about this drive because it will be super helpful for tons of women to have access to these products. Especially with the pandemic, it has been harder for organizations like Rose Haven to continue their good work so we are so excited to help.” 

Since the pandemic there are a multitude of people that do not have access to the products they need. This drive by Girl Up will be one step closer to helping the women of Portland get what they need and feel empowered. 

For more information surrounding the drive and Girl Up follow @girlup_whs on Instagram.

Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2YBBTWOVUZOCB?ref_=wl_share

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