This Woman Has Collected 40,000 Feminine Products for Homeless Women

Written by Sybile Penhirin

Dana Marlowe is supporting women without homes by providing them with items they’d otherwise do without.

Many homeless women can’t afford food and housing, let alone necessary feminine items like bras and menstrual hygiene products. Yet, these products are essential for any woman to feel good about herself, since they boost one’s dignity.

Dana Marlowe, a mother of two who runs a disability advocacy and consulting company, decided to do something about it. Since homeless shelters rarely receive donations of bras and feminine hygiene products, Marlowe started the organization Support the Girls. During her free time, Marlowe collects these important items, organizing house pick-ups and dropping everything at shelters in the Washington, D.C., area where she lives.

So far, she’s collected more than 8,000 bras and almost 30,000 feminine hygiene products. Learn more about what Marlowe does and how she got the idea by watching the video above.

This post originally appeared on NationSwell

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Jim Ven
Jim V2 years ago

thanks for sharing.

Siyus Copetallus
Siyus Copetallus2 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Karen C.
Karen C3 years ago

This woman is amazing!

Amanda M.
Amanda M3 years ago

Dana's heart is the size of the world! May the Goddess and the God bless her and help her continue her efforts to help women get these basic necessities! And just for the record, it's absolutely ridiculous that we can get a pack of 3 to 6 pairs of underpants for less than $10, but we are forced to pay at least THREE TIMES that amount for just ONE bra! Don't even get me started on "pink taxes!"

Marie W.
Marie W3 years ago

A wonderful action; sad it is needed.

Judy W.
Judy W3 years ago

Way to go Dana.

Nina S.
Nina S3 years ago


Sue H.
Sue H3 years ago

Thank you Dana Marlowe for your kindness.

Marianne R.
Marianne R3 years ago


Roslyn McBride
Roslyn M3 years ago

Supporting the homeless I think is really important.