JFGP Women's Philanthropy


Dignity Grows


Dignity Grows provides monthly personal and menstrual hygiene products to women, girls and individuals assigned female at birth, who cannot afford them. Founded by the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford’s Women’s Philanthropy, Dignity Grows™ embodies the Jewish values of Tzedakah (righteousness) and Tikkun Olam (repairing the world).  


In March 2021, Women’s Philanthropy of Greater Portland became the 15th chapter of Dignity Grows in the collective of 147 Jewish Federations known as JFNA (Jewish Federations of North America). 

We are so excited about launching Dignity Grows in the Portland community! There are several ways to become involved. Join our chapter, participate in a packing party or use the form below to sponsor dignity totes! To learn more, please email Wendy Kahn.

  • Why Are We Doing This

    One in five American women can't afford menstrual supplies and toiletries. This inability creates barriers to education, employment and social connections. Feeling shame, some girls stay home from school during their periods, while women miss work, often losing wages. Government benefits like SNAP don't cover these necessities and they are rarely donated. Each Dignity Tote holds a month’s supply of sanitary pads and tampons, toothpaste and a toothbrush, a bar of soap, deodorant and shampoo.

Each tote provides monthly personal 
and menstrual hygiene products 
to women,girls 
and individuals 
assigned female at birth, 
who cannot afford them.

Each tote is $10.

  • Our Chapter

    Volunteers will work with distribution partners and expand strategically as we grow our initiative in the Greater Portland-area.
    Volunteers will have the opportunity to plan and participate in packing parties.
    For more information contact: