Today, Nov. 11, 2020, Project Marilyn donated feminine hygiene products, to serve low income families and women, with The Just One Project at its ‘Pop Up and Give’ school locations: Brinley, Bonanza, Clark, Orr, Cortney and Guinn.
Project Marilyn provides feminine supplies to those in need with monthly bags containing tampons, pads and hygiene wipes to last thru their menstrual cycle. Since its inception in 2019, the non-profit has partnered with more than 35 shelters and agencies, such as Communities in Schools, Westcare, LVMPD, Care Complex, the Salvation Army and the Las Vegas Rescue Mission and has donated 5,000 of these bags, as well as 72,000 individual maxi pads.
“1 in 4 women have period poverty. Joining with The Just One Project, gives us direct access to providing support for those individuals who need it most, says Wendi Schweigart, founder of Project Marilyn. “Our hope is that we will be able to help women have dignity with their period. PERIOD. Project Marilyn values partnerships, like the Pop Up and Gives, to be able to help #endperiodpoverty in Southern Nevada.”
The impactful project by both organizations is volunteer driven and funded by community partners. Interested volunteers, of all ages, can sign up at www.projectmarilyn.com.
About Project Marilyn: Project Marilyn headquarters are located at 6640 W. Cheyenne Ave., Suite 150, Las Vegas, 89108. To volunteer, sponsor a period, or for more information on Project Marilyn; visit www.ProjectMarilyn.com, follow on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/projectmarilynlv/ and Instagram at Project.marilyn.lv. All donations are tax deductible.