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2015 Body Basics drive collects ‘often overlooked’ donations

bodybasicsThis week kicks off the 2015 edition of a unique donation drive focused on collecting items “often overlooked” for the Downtown Emergency Services Center, Lambert House, North Helpline Food Bank, and Mary’s Place.

The Body Basics drive organized by the Sissy Collective seeks “items like pads, underwear, and razors to benefit homeless and low-income women and trans*folks.”

Drop-off locations in our area include Summit Ave’s Analog Coffee and E Union’s 20/20 Cycle. Thursday night, E Union’s Hollow Earth Radio is hosting a benefit show to get the 2015 drive started. To get in, organizers ask that you bring a donation of “tampons, pads, diva cups, otc pain relievers, bras, underwear” or “etc etc.”

You can learn more at sissycollective.wordpress.com

Tampons. Bras. Condoms. Many of these items are often overlooked as donations, but for many they’re necessary to basic health, hygiene, and wellness. From July 15 to July 31, Sissy Collective will be collecting items like pads, underwear, and razors to benefit homeless and low-income women and trans*folks.

Drive drop-off locations include Analog Coffee in Capitol Hill, Community Fitness in Roosevelt, Hollow Earth Radio and 20/20 Cycle in the Central District, Brown Paper Tickets in Fremont, and Patty Pan Cooperative in Shoreline.

Items will be donated to Downtown Emergency Services Center, Lambert House, North Helpline Food Bank, and Mary’s Place.

Sissy Collective will also be hosting a kickoff/fundraising event to get the drive started on July 16 at Hollow Earth Radio, featuring Lilac, Mikey Nike and Hoop. Details to follow.

DONATION ITEMS:

* Pads

* Tampons

* Bras (new or gently used)

* Underwear (new)

* Socks (new)

* Over-the-counter pain relief

* Diva cups

See the full list of donation items at sissycollective.wordpress.com.

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One thought on “2015 Body Basics drive collects ‘often overlooked’ donations

  1. This is wonderful. Having your period is awful enough as a fully-housed person. I can’t even imagine going through it as a homeless person without adequate supplies. Will be dropping off supplies this weekend. Thanks for doing this!