Girls Helping Girls

Support Jeffco Kids is well-known for our efforts to support the community. Remember you can always drop off new and gently used clothes year round and we frequently do clothing drives – http://www.supportjeffcokids.org/spring-2017-clothing-drive/. We also have done school supplies drives and have joined in on anything we can find to help Support Jeffco Kids.

We are going to start yet another way to help by partnering in the efforts of Support the Girls.

Here’s what we’ll collect for others:

  • Bras (can be gently used)
  • Wrapped pads
  • Tampons
  • Liners

Here are the drop off locations (contact us if you want to join in the effort and add your location admin@supportjeffcokids.org):

    • 5683 Fig Way, Arvada 80002
    • 8356 Devinney Street, Arvada 80005
    • 11375 W 78th Dr, Arvada 80005
    • 12299 W. Connecticut Dr, Lakewood
    • American Music School, 1180 Van Gordon Ct, Lakewood
    • 13723 W. Amherst Way, Lakewood 80228
    • 6930 S. Yukon Way Littleton, 80128
    • 8030 S Yarrow St., Littleton, CO 80128
    • 9080 Garrison St, Westminster 80021

Support the Girls provides ‘support’ to homeless women and girls. Many of them are victims of domestic violence, and often flee horrendous situations with little more than the clothes on their backs. They definitely don’t have time to pack extra bras and hygiene products, which makes these very important things to donate.

Women who are homeless often have difficulty advocating for themselves, since they tend to remain an invisible population, especially minorities. You don’t typically see women on the
street, for instance, because they often go to shelters, relatives, or friends. You can still be homeless on a friend’s couch. With limited resources, the need for bras and hygiene products is high due to their cost and frequency in usage.
It’s not easy to get firm statistics on number of homeless women, bras needed, or tampons donated, because the number is constantly fluctuating. It is very difficult to track. What complicates matters is that it can be near impossible for homeless women to access personal or feminine hygiene products. Not only is it a monetary concern, but it can also be culturally embarrassing or viewed as taboo to seek out these products.
Support the Girls collects new and gently used bras, as well as wrapped pads, tampons, and liners to distribute to agencies supporting women and girls in need. Locally, we donate to Denver Rescue Mission, Springs Rescue Mission, Jewish Family Service, Family Promise, The Family Tree, Urban Peak – Colorado Springs, and more. Restore dignity to women today! Check out Support the Girls – Denver on Facebook for more information and updates!