The Red Cart Project through Women United has been preparing all summer for the return of in-person student schedules this coming fall. Thanks to community partners such as Willamette Valley Bank and the Keizer Chamber of Commerce, collection and packing efforts for feminine hygiene products have not gone by the wayside, and United Way has been maintaining communication with schools across our area of service in order to gauge what we'll need to adequately support students as they return to class.
With the state beginning to make an effort to supply schools with feminine hygiene products through House Bill 3294 (otherwise known as the Menstrual Dignity Act), Women United was left to wonder where Red Cart would lie in congruency. Schools have assured us, however, that our support would still be greatly appreciated. With that in mind, deliveries have already been scheduled and Women United is pushing forward to continue supplying students across Marion, Polk, and Yamhill counties with tampons and pads. We are extremely grateful for the opportunity to continue to support our community and for the contributions of our partners that have allowed the growth of the Red Cart Project so far.
If you have any questions about the program or would like to host a drop-off collection location, contact Stephanie Bobb at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-363-1651
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