Dignity Grows

Dignity Grows

Dignity in a Tote

Human dignity should not be considered a luxury, yet nearly 30% of menstruators in the U.S. suffer from period poverty, lacking the financial resources to purchase basic menstrual-hygiene necessities. This obstacle results in lost days of work and school, further compounding the cycle of poverty.

For a gift of only $10, you can donate a Dignity Grows Tote to a neighbor in need, providing the chance to live life uninterrupted while safeguarding dignity. Each tote is filled with a month’s supply of menstrual and hygiene products, It’s hope in a bag…a simple way to solve a serious problem. 

Packing Totes

Delivering Totes

Dignity Grows totes and their contents are purchased with funds raised by the Jewish Federation from individuals and foundations. Since September 2022, totes have been packed at gatherings hosted by volunteers and community organizations, including:

Bookies Book Club, Westport
Church of Christ, Bridgeport
Congregation Beth El Fairfield
Congregation Or Hadash
Federation Women’s Philanthropy Spring Event
Federation Young Families
TCS, Westport
Temple Israel, Westport
Temple Shalom, Norwalk

Totes are delivered on a regular monthly schedule to distribution partners, who provide them to their clients:
Alpha Community Services YMCA, Bridgeport
Bridgeport Islamic Community Center
Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants, Bridgeport
LifeBridge Community Services, Bridgeport
Schoke Jewish Family Service of Fairfield County


Interested in doing a Dignity Grows pack?
Contact Stacy