DAY 1 - RAISING GIRLS
This organization started when founder Sharon Chambers - Gordon’s mother Mary taught her how to care about people at a very young age by taking supplies in a basket to neighbors homes. Working in a small community, Sharon learned about challenges and triumphs of people in need.
There are many girls in our community who do not have access to daily care products to refresh themselves with as they go to school and being outside of their homes. She writes, “ Imagine the stigma attached to “not smelling good” and being told so to your face regularly.
Raising Girls aims to help ensure that all girls feel pride in who they are and understand the power they have to be unique individuals, who can make a difference. We intend to provide necessary hygiene products to girls in the South Sound, while partnering with local organizations committed to serving our youth.
By donating items for Raising Girls to distribute, you make it possible to eliminate humiliation, promote pride and share love to thousands of girls in our community!
How You Can Help
Raising Girls partners with the Tacoma School District, Boys and Girls Clubs and other local orgs to get care bags into the hands of girls who need them. They are looking for community partners who can help with sponsorships to provide tangible items like sanitary pads, tampons, shampoo, body wash, toothbrushes and toothpaste. You can also help by sponsoring bags, provide cash donations to help with bag costs. Click here to make a donation. Contact them via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook.