TOMS RIVER – Soroptimist International of the Central Jersey Coast (SICJC) is partnering with local nonprofit, The HOPE Center, to provide much needed hygiene products to local girls and women throughout the following year.
These two organizations will be putting together bags of grooming and feminine hygiene products for local girls in “immediate crisis,” according to Deborah Weingroff of Soroptimist International.
“Our objective is to lessen the amount of time missed from work and/or school by women, most likely heads of households, and school-aged girls due to the unavailability of these products,” said Weingroff.
The local Central Jersey Cost chapter of Soroptimist International of the Americas has received a $2,000 grant for this project.
“Our organization was among the 23 SI groups across the United States to receive this grant,” Weingroff added.
While this is only the first phase of the project, SICJC and The HOPE Center hope to successfully foster “dignity and hope for women and girls experiencing difficult times” with these items.
“The first step in empowering women and young girls is building self- esteem and offering encouragement to strive to be better,” said Weingroff.
Soroptimist International of the Central Jersey Coast and The HOPE Center are 501c3 organizations.