What We Do
Project Dignity of WNC was formed as a 501 (c) 3 in January of 2017 in Henderson and Buncombe County. Our mission is to provide feminine hygiene products to women and girls who are homeless, low-income, or victims of domestic abuse.
The organization solicits donations of feminine hygiene products from community organizations, individuals, churches and drop off locations. These donations are stored until needed, then distribution to schools, public housing offices, food pantries and programs on a regular monthly schedule. Our operations teams communicate frequently with our “customers” to be sure we are meeting the needs of the women and girls.
In 2018, we will expand our focus to more women’s shelters and food pantries. We originally started with limited ability to reach everyone in need. We may also provide panties to the schools crisis closets on a test basis. We know there is a need for girls to have access to panties when they start their period at school and don’t have any backup clothing supplies.