I Support the Girls - Hawai'i

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ORGANIZATION: FOR THE GIRLS

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Volunteer Opportunity: I Support the Girls - Hawai'i

Are you passionate about empowering women and folx in your community? Join us as an Affiliate Director at I Support the Girls (ISTG) in Hawai'i!

Through an international network of Affiliates, I Support the Girls (ISTG) collects and distributes essential items, including bras, underwear, and menstrual hygiene products, allowing women and folx experiencing homelessness, impoverishment, or distress to stand tall with dignity.

Responsibilities:

  • Leadership: Oversee and lead the ISTG affiliate program in Hawai'i, ensuring the effective distribution of essential items to nonprofit organizations serving the community.
  • Community Engagement: Build and nurture relationships with local organizations, businesses, and volunteers to expand ISTG's impact.
  • Logistics Management: Coordinate donation drives, manage inventory, and facilitate distributions in alignment with ISTG guidelines.
  • Advocacy: Act as a local ambassador, raising awareness about period poverty and advocating for dignity and equity.
Requirements:
  • Commitment to ISTG's mission and values.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to collaborate and motivate a team of volunteers.
  • Local knowledge and connections..
Benefits:
  • Make a direct impact on the lives of women and folx in need.
  • Gain leadership experience in a dynamic and supportive organization.
  • Join a passionate community dedicated to promoting dignity and empowerment.
Ready to make a difference? Apply now and be part of the ISTG family! Email Emma Cannon (she/her) at ecannon@isupportthegirls.org.

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About FOR THE GIRLS

Location:

393 E Gude Drive, Rockville, MD 20850, US

Mission Statement

Through an international network of Affiliates, I Support the Girls (ISTG) collects and distributes essential items, including bras, underwear, and menstrual hygiene products, allowing women and folx experiencing homelessness, impoverishment, or distress to stand tall with dignity.

Description

In July 2015, the concept behind I Support the Girls (ISTG) was born from a conversation between the Founder, Dana Marlowe, and a sales clerk at a bra store. With the words, "Homeless women need bras, too," the first drive for donations began. Marlowe spoke with a homeless shelter in her area that confirmed that bras are infrequently donated, are in high demand, and are expensive to purchase. It was the same story with menstrual hygiene products. Women on the street regularly choose between food and these items, meaning they frequently use creative means to address their needs: belts around their chest to replace bras, wadded-up toilet paper, paper towels, or newspaper instead of hygiene products.

The lack of bras and hygiene products is an issue in every community. Still, the problem is rarely discussed due to the taboo nature of menstruation. Our grassroots efforts continued to spread worldwide.

As we started providing bras to people experiencing homelessness, we learned that a bra allows a person to stand up straighter, improve their self-esteem, and build confidence. A bra can help start them on a new path. Our recipient organizations now include day shelters, domestic violence organizations, Title 1 schools, LGBTQ+ specific organizations, addiction rehabilitation facilities, Native American Reservations, Departments of Corrections and re-entry programs, food banks, organizations serving breast cancer survivors, immigrants and asylees, and more.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Disaster Relief
Women
Advocacy & Human Rights, Disaster Relief, Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Honolulu, HI 96813

(21.31362,-157.84804)
 

SKILLS

  • Inventory Management
  • Critical Thinking
  • Networking
  • Organization
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 23
  • Orientation or Training
  • Time commitment is up to the preference of the Affiliate Director!

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