The Mission of Dignity Grows is to empower our neighbors in need by providing free menstrual and basic hygiene supplies that allow them to engage in
everyday life.

There are three ways to become involved.

Join One Of Our CommitteesSponsor A Tote / Attend a Packing Party and Volunteer
For more information, contact Wendy Kahn at wendy@jewishportland.org

Donate A Tote!
A $12 donation will buy a tote filled with a month’s worth of hygiene supplies, including three packages of menstrual products.

Did you know  every month, many of our low-income neighbors struggle to afford menstrual products, often having to choose between buying food or essential hygiene supplies. This lack of access to basic hygiene needs may make menstruators feel helpless or embarrassed, cause them to miss school or work, and  put their health at risk.

Menstrual hygiene supplies are not covered by SNAP, WIC or other government programs and are rarely available at food pantries. Fortunately, Oregon passed the Menstrual Dignity Act in 2021, making period products available and free in all Oregon public schools, deeming them as necessary as toilet paper. However, these basic supplies may not be available at home. 

Attend a packing party, where we assemble the totes that go to our neighbors in need!

Thank you to our volunteers and donors!
 You have made this year a resounding success!


We packed over 2,000 totes this year 
and look forward to another year of impact when
we get back together in September. 

 

Dates for next year’s packs:
September 22, 2024
December 8, 2024
March 2, 2025
May 18, 2025

 

 Have a great summer; we can't wait to see you again!

 

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How We Are Reaching Our Neighbors in Need:

Our Distribution Partners

 

These local organizations distribute Dignity Grows totes on a regular basis to the varied
communities they serve.

  • A Safe Place

    Since 2013, A Safe Place Family Justice Center has been helping individuals and families by providing support and safety planning for anyone experiencing family violence, sexual violence, human trafficking, stalking, or abuse against older adults and people with disabilities.

  • Divine Threads

    Divine Threads is a faith-based organization, specializing in serving women weathering any circumstance by providing for their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs through clothing, employment assistance, and healing community.

  • Transition Projects

    For over 50 years, Transition Projects has delivered life-saving and life-changing assistance to some of Portland’s most vulnerable residents.

     
  • VIRGINIA GARCIA MEMORIAL HEALTH CENTER

    The Mission of the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center is to provide high quality, comprehensive, and culturally appropriate primary health care to the communities of Washington and Yamhill counties.

  • Our Just Future

    Our Just Future envisions vibrant, healthy neighborhoods where all people can share in the security, hopes and advantages of a thriving, supportive community. To turn that vision into a reality, we offer a range of programs for folks with low incomes, including emergency shelter, rapid rehousing, housing and economic security programs, and affordable apartment communities that we develop and operate.