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About

Our Mission

Our Mission

Raising Girls addresses hygiene insecurity and period poverty by providing essential products to students and young adults in the Puget Sound area. As a trusted community resource, we partner with schools and local organizations to distribute care bags to those in need. We believe that timely and reliable access to hygiene and period supplies is vital for the health and well-being of our young people.

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Our Impact

Care bags delivered annually: ~4,500

 

Partner schools: 102

 

School districts served: Auburn, Bethel, Clover Park, Federal Way, Lakewood, Olympia, Peninsula, Puyallup, Spanaway, Steilacoom, Tacoma, and University Place.

What we Provide

Each care bag contains necessary hygiene products for girls and boys.

Care bags for girls

 

  • Menstrual pads (2 boxes)

  • Shampoo and conditioner

  • Body wash

  • Wash cloth

  • Deodorant

  • Bar soap

  • Lotion

  • Toothbrush

  • Toothpaste

  • A hand-written note

  • Seasonal extras: hats, gloves, socks

  • Goodies: makeup bags, trial-size products, etc.

Care bags for boys

 

  • Shampoo and conditioner

  • Body wash

  • Wash cloth

  • Deodorant

  • Bar soap

  • Lotion

  • Toothbrush

  • Toothpaste

  • A hand-written note

  • Seasonal extras: hats, gloves, socks

Support Our Mission

A personal note from our founder

It started with my mother Mary in Jamaica – she was our small town’s community organizer, letter reader, money changer, church minister, and caretaker of so many. 

 

My mother taught me how to care about people at a very young age. I remember her putting supplies in a basket and sending me off to a neighbors’ homes to deliver everything from washrags to body lotion and even delicious meals. 

Working in our community, I hear stories about challenges and triumph, need and plenty, access and barriers, haves and have-nots throughout the South Sound. 

 

This includes thousands of local youths who do not have access to daily care products. Raising Girls provide necessary hygiene products to boys and girls in the South Sound, while partnering with local organizations committed to serving our youth.

 

When you support Raising Girls, you help our local youths feel pride in who they are and understand the power they have to be unique individuals who can make a difference!​

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