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This past Friday we teamed up with Gallery Café, in Wicker Park for their monthly artist show. We got to meet a bunch of really cool people, and was given a big opportunity to gain more exposure! MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. So many men and women were so interested in our cause and more than willing to help.
Some of our amazing supporters came out and dropped off their donations to us, and had a drink. We talked about the cause, and got a chance to really educate a lot of people on what we are trying to achieve. We will be having another event coming up, November 11.2016! Save the date & Look out for invite.
Two Girls and Some Pads are stepping in the direction of a nonprofit organization. We want to keep up the momentum we have at the moment. We have a nice pile of care packs ready for distribution, but we still making them. The donation list is posted below, and also please contact me, with the form below, when you are ready to have your items picked up.
Also just to let you all know I am really thankful for all the support, and help!
We are creating Care packs with the necessary items, and most importantly the necessary amount of items a woman needs during her period.
- 1- Maxi Pad
- 2-Regular Pads
- 2- Liners
- 1-Super Tampon
- 1-Regular Tampon
- 2-Body Lotion
- 1-Refreshing Spray
- 2- Feminine Body Wipes
It is very important to Gaby and I to express that, while we are really excited about all the packs we are able to make with your donations. That it is also understood that after donating, the problem doesn’t go away. Our organization is not the ‘end all’ solution. Two Girls and some pads is merely STEP ONE.
We appreciate you taking this huge step with us and we hope that you continue this journey. It won’t be a short one..
–Panties (New) Sizes M- XL
–Tampons, Pads, Maxi Pads ETC
–Body Wipes (individually wrapped)
–Zip lock bags- Quart sized
*Bolded items are priority
Email us at: TwoGirlsSomePads@gmail.com
We MORE THAN WILLING TO SET UP A DAY AND PICK UP TIME AND COME TO YOU– We also have donation pop up events that will be posted.
Our current pop up donation location, haha that rhymed. Is this Friday 10/28/2016 at 7:30PM @ Gallery Café in Wicker Park.
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
It is no secret that being born a woman you have this organ called a uterus and it bleeds every month. This is NOT a luxury for women. This is NOT something women ASK to go through every month. For many homeless women, choosing between being clean and having items like pads/tampons/liners/cups often over rides eating for the day, or a few days, or however long it might be for your next meal. Not only do these women go hungry for the day, but they also face public embarrassment due to having to wear bloodied clothing from not having sanitary products easily accessible to them and having to do things like make makeshift tampons out of clothing, which could lead to a multitude of health issues.
As many of us ladies know, pads/tampons/liners/sanitary wipes are NOT CHEAP. One single box of tampons can cost you as little as 4 dollars or as much as 15 dollars. How many times have you put back an item at the store to be able to get that box of tampons for the month?
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-Panties (New) Sizes S- XL
-Tampons, Pads,Liners ETC
-Body Wipes (individually wrapped)
-Zip lock bags
-Do I need to state this? Money, any amount will help (Will provide you with a receipt of the things purchased with your donation)
Email me at: email@example.com
*********I AM MORE THAN WILLING TO SET UP A DAY AND PICK UP TIME AND COME TO YOU*************