‘Femcare packs’ a life saver for a lot of younger females throughout the Cape Metro
- EmpowHERed is an NPO that was established by two younger ladies throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Some females are unable to attend college for 3 to 5 days of the month as a result of they do not have sanitary pads to put on throughout their intervals.
- By the #PROJECTHOPE marketing campaign for the month of Could, they goal to ship round 300 care packs when faculties reopen.
As a consequence of ever-increasing costs of sanitary pads, two ladies began an initiative within the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic which entails the supply of care packs to ladies and younger women in want.
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Danielle Crowie, 24, and Tamzyn Lomberg, 23, the founders of non-profit organisation EmpowHERed, say that many younger women and girls are nonetheless unable to afford sanitary pads after they have their intervals.
“We began this NPO to empower younger females and make them conscious that there’s extra to life than our every day struggles.”
“As youth leaders in our church, we have labored with quite a lot of younger females and we have had a reference to them [and] a dialog led to some females stating that they can not go to highschool for 3 to 5 days of the month as a result of they do not have the means to purchase pads to put on to highschool,” Lomberg mentioned.
The 2 ladies delivered “femcare” packs to you females throughout the Cape Metro. The packs included pads, a facecloth, deodorant, cleaning soap, a toothbrush, toothpaste and a candy deal with.
After internet hosting numerous fundraisers, together with boerewors rolls gross sales, automotive washes and competitors attracts, these younger ladies needed to dig into their very own pockets to cowl the shortfall in order that that they might purchase merchandise for the care packs.
The packs have gone so far as Worcester.
The 2 ladies have simply launched their #PROJECTHOPE marketing campaign for the month of Could and are arduous at work, attempting to rearrange fundraisers and acquire donations from those that are prepared to help in order that they will full packs for the following supply.
“We hope to succeed in at the very least +-300 younger women by 7 Could 2021, which is when faculties must be reopened once more.”
“We wish to get sufficient femcare packs on the market earlier than the winter interval involves Cape City as a result of we all know first-hand what it is wish to not have the mandatory merchandise when you’re in your menstruation cycle,” Crowie mentioned.
All merchandise which might be obtained as donations are saved of their bedrooms earlier than they pack the merchandise themselves and cargo them for supply.
Seeing the gratitude of recipients was probably the greatest emotions on this planet, they mentioned, including that it’s rewarding to have the ability to give a younger feminine one thing that she wants in her life.
“We’ve filed papers already to have the federal government come on board with funding to help our NPO in order that we’re capable of reward extra females with our femcare packs. However at this stage, we’re nonetheless awaiting a response from them,” Crowie mentioned.
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