With one of the four Belle + Blossom values being Women Empowerment, our focus for Women’s History Month (March) 2021 was to raise funds to provide 1 month of relief to 50 unhoused young girls and women in the Bay Area by providing enough feminine care products for one menstruation cycle.
Due to negative impacts of Covid-19, the number of unsheltered women has increased and recent studies show they are 19% more at risk for losing their jobs than men because of the sectors women work in. In many cases, these young girls and women have to go without feminine care because of the overwhelming lack of food, water, shelter, and community access.
We are thrilled to report we hit our goal! With the outpouring support from our community, we raised a total of $460 and created 50 feminine care kits. Not only that, but the generous donation we received enabled us to fund an equivalent of 6 showers for our unhoused neighbors!
All physical and monetary donations will go to The S.H.A.R.E. Community’s mobile shower program. This organization brings showers and toilets on wheels to the street to help our unhoused neighbors rekindle dignity, restore hope, and unlock the opportunity that comes with being clean. Their free shower service includes shampoo, conditioner, soap, towels, and other essential hygiene products - like feminine care.
We had the opportunity to host an Instagram Live with their co-founder, Ricka Sheard-Davis, to give our audience more insight into the non-profit that the donations go to. Ricka also gave us a tour of the full experience The S.H.A.R.E. Community guests receive. You can watch our Instagram Live here.
We are grateful to be surrounded by world changers who share our vision of helping communities blossom. Many, many, many thanks to those who donated and spread the news about our cause. We could not have done this without you!