MINNEAPOLIS — Feminine hygiene products are often overlooked donations to homeless women, yet they're always needed. A group of women is gathering to assemble kits for hundreds of women in need.
If you're looking for a way to spread the love the day before Valentine's Day, there's an opportunity to do so in Minneapolis.
HandsOn Twin Cities, a volunteer center, is hosting a 'Galentine's Day' event at WeWork Uptown from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
There, women will assemble 500 kits filled with feminine hygiene products such as pads and tampons.
"The need is much bigger than we think," said Tracy Nielsen, executive director of HandOn Twin Cities.
"They're very needed and people are very grateful for receiving them," said Deborah Moses, executive director of House of Charity, which serves homeless men and women. The House of Charity serves about 100 women each year.
"You can come out, enjoy a glass of wine, have fun with your friends, pack some feminine hygiene kits and then learn about your next volunteer opportunity that could help provide services to homeless women in the Twin Cities community," Nielsen said.
The event is free, but there's a suggested donation of $20. If you want to bring your own donations of feminine hygiene products, they will be gladly accepted.
Other organizations involved include:
For more information on the Galentine's Day event, click here.
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