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Educational Outreach Club Assembles Care Packages for the Family Solutions Center

Students in the Orchard Park High School Educational Outreach Club recently partnered with Dignity Grows, a program of the Buffalo Jewish Federation, to assemble feminine care packages to benefit the Orchard Park Family Solutions Center.

Dignity Grows provides individuals in need with essential personal hygiene products so they can attend school, work, and participate in community life without interruption. According to Dignity Grows, "Human dignity should not be considered a luxury, yet more than 30% of menstruators in the U.S. suffer from period poverty, lacking financial resources to purchase basic feminine hygiene necessities." Dignity Grows raises funds to purchase supplies and mobilizes volunteers to organize, assemble, and distribute free, discreet reusable zipper-top totes filled with menstrual products as well as a month’s supply of soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, and shaving products.

Club advisors Rachel Adel and Kathleen Holtermann brought the idea of partnering with Dignity Grows to the Educational Outreach Club and students were enthusiastic about getting involved to support this worthwhile cause. On Wednesday, February 7, 2024, members of Dignity Grows brought supplies to OPHS and the students were able to assemble more than 200 feminine care packages to be donated to the Orchard Park Family Solutions Center.

The Educational Outreach Club is committed to “lending a helping hand at home and in the global community.”