The purpose of Project Dignity of WNC is to provide feminine hygiene and related products to girls and women in Hendersonville and surrounding areas who are homeless, low-income, or victims of domestic abuse.

What We Do

Project Dignity of WNC Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to provide feminine hygiene products to women and girls in Hendersonville and surrounding areas who might be homeless, low-income, or victims of domestic abuse.

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Why Should I Get Involved?

Did you know SNAP or Food Stamps do not allow the purchase of feminine hygiene products? Women and girls are often absent from work and school during their “time of the month” because they don’t have proper personal health products.

How You Can Help

Project Dignity of WNC provides feminine products to 36 agencies and 107 schools in Henderson, Buncombe, Polk, Rutherford and Transylvania counties. 
Project Dignity of WNC serves over 1900 women by providing 10,165 pads and 8,870 tampons per month.

Our Latest Work

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“Low-income girls and women are most at risk to be impacted by period poverty,” says Dr. Jessica Shepherd, OB/GYN and U by Kotex partner, “despite the prevalence of period poverty, only four percent of respondents were aware of a local resource where free or reduced cost period supplies are available. This demonstrates a need to continue driving conversations around period poverty and periods, in general.”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alicebroster/2020/05/28/menstrual-hygiene-day-highlights-the-links-between-period-poverty--mental-health/
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Project Dignity of WNC is celebrating success.
Project Dignity was formed in April of 2017 and in that year we distributed almost 5,600 pieces of product in Buncombe and Henderson Counties. Since then, we have expanded into Polk, Rutherford, and Transylvania Counties. In 2019, we distributed over 168,000 pieces of products to 118 schools and 38 social service agencies! #endperiodpoverty