Two girls and Some pads started when Gaby posted on Facebook about how she wanted to donate some pads, and tampons to homeless women.
I, Ashley, reached out to her and started giving her all these ideas and asked if I can help out.
After I posted the mission, the response was jaw dropping. I still am a little overwhelmed with how big of response we’ve been recieving. I know I speak for both Gaby and I when I say how amazing you all truly are. It’s great to know how many people are more than willing to help.
Some amazing people have reached out to me in hopes to partner up and broaden the audience of Two girls and some pads. Giving us more exposure and most importantly getting more people to donate items. We have exciting news coming!
We got a great opportunity to join the team for La Verdad and they provided us with a platform to really talk about our goals, missions, and how we got started. That will be aired on November 3,2016. We are so thankful to have joined forces with such a great podcast, they are full of positivity and energy.
The mission is simple: We want women, to have access to sanitary items while menstruating.
Eventually we have intentions of growing the organization into providing women and children with clothing, jackets in the winter, clean clothes and other items that are essential. However we are at the grassroots so this is where we start.
The items we are looking for are as follows :
- Pads, tampons, liners
- Underwear sizes S-XL
- feminine wipes (individually wrapped)
- Body wipes
- Zip lock bags
- Refreshing spray
- Travel sized shampoo, body wash,conditioners
There will be designated ‘drop off locations’ soon. We are still in the works with setting these locations up throughout Chicago, to make donating easier. However I am still personally setting up pick up times with everyone who wishes to donate!
I will be updating the Facebook page as we continue to grow and begin the assembling the care packs, we are still in the collecting stage. We plan to have a distribution day the date will soon be released also.
I am very open to feedback, ideas, & opportunities!
Once again, thank you so much for all the support. What we are trying to do is really coming alive and we have hit the ground running! Thank you all again
Just email me at: Ashleyosorio21@rocketmail.com