October: Bring Your Extra Bras and Period Products: Support the Girls Donation Drive

Homeless women need bras and menstrual hygiene products. Help ‘support the girls’, by donating new or used bras/sports bras and sealed packages of maxi pads and tampons. Campus donations to Support the Girls will be delivered to homeless women and girls in Fort Collins, in addition to supporting CSU students through the Fostering Success program.

Donations will benefit women at

Crossroads Safehouse, http://www.crossroadssafehouse.org/
Fort Collins Rescue Mission, https://www.fortcollinsrescuemission.org/
Homeless Gear, http://homelessgear.org/
Center for Family Outreach, http://www.tcffo.org/
Larimer Workforce, http://larimerworkforce.org/

In addition, Support the Girls has connected with CSU’s Fostering Success program, which serves and supports former foster youth enrolled at Colorado State University. The Fostering Success program serves over 200 CSU students from backgrounds that include foster care, kinship care, orphan, ward of court, homelessness, emancipated, and other independent statuses. The program creates a voluntary community for these students on campus and supports them in achieving graduation.

This fall, the Fostering Success program will provide care packages to almost 100 CSU students in their program. Working with Rebecca Villalpando from Fostering Success, Support the Girls committed to providing her with hygiene supplies for the female students receiving these care packages. CSU EMPLOYEES AND ALUM: Students at your university need your help. Please keep those packages of hygiene supplies coming!

Please drop off donations at the following campus locations:

Melissa Reese, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering B104E

Heather Novak and Sara Manning, Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness, 105 University Services Center, Howes Street

Megan Skeehan, Ethnic Studies, 202 Eddy Hall

If you would like to volunteer your office as a drop-off location, please contact Melissa Reese at 491-7275 or melissa.reese@colostate.edu and you will be provided a poster to attach to a box in your office.

Watch this video to learn more about the Support the Girls mission!


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