We have been thanked in many different ways for the grants our generous donors allow us to make in their name. Nothing comes quite close to this shot which just popped up in our email. Pictured is Dana Marlowe, founder of Support the Girls which has spearheaded the collection of more than 135,000 bras and nearly one million feminine hygiene products in less than two years. Dana’s weight loss served as the impetus for her work. With the shedding of several pounds she found herself with a drawer full of perfectly good bras which no longer fit. A saleswoman suggested they could be used by women in local shelters and that was where Dana headed with her surplus. Today, chapters are popping up all over the US and abroad and we are certain that Dana’s work will grow exponentially.
If you look closely, you will see that Dana took this shot will sitting on the floor in the midst of sorting an almost literal mountain of recently donated bras and tampons. Our matching grant will allow Support the Girls, which already operates on a shoe string, to do even more. We couldn’t be happier.