Women United and the Red Cart Project has been working and operating throughout COVID, but has just recently been able to hold its first in-person meeting in over a year. At this meeting, discussion ranged from state legislature to upcoming important dates. House Bill 3294 was recently introduced as an incentive to require schools to provide free feminine hygiene products to students. Although the Red Cart Project already works to achieve this, Red Cart also places a focus on empowerment and independence, marking a valuable difference between this bill and the project.
As students return to school, Women United wants to ensure that all students are as prepared as possible. With this goal in mind, United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley is making steps to provide resource cabinets starting with all Title I schools in the Salem/Keizer school district. Hygiene kits and other basic necessities will be available through these cabinets and school's already existing resource rooms. Women United will be holding a supply drive in August to support this effort, and is looking for drop-off locations. If you know a suitable location, please contact Stephanie Bobb at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lastly, notable upcoming dates were announced:
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