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URGENT NEEDS
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Below, please find the latest 914Cares initiatives that are in progress and need community support.

These programs center around the dignity of each person we are providing items to. We often take for granted that the ability to care for ourselves isn’t financially feasible for all our neighbors. The standard and goal of these programs is to help everyone in our community take care of themselves in a way that creates confidence and pride.

HYGIENE BANK

Program Overview

914Cares Hygiene Bank provides bags of hygiene essentials to teens and tweens. Our Hygiene Kits contain shampoo, conditioner, body and hand soap, hand sanitizer, toothbrush, toothpaste, and deodorant.

Hygiene is linked to good health:

  • Physical Health: Washing yourself and staying clean kills and removes illness-causing bacteria from your body, lowering your risk for disease and preventing you from spreading diseases to others.
  • Mental Health: Practicing good body hygiene helps you feel good about yourself, which is important for your mental health.

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By the numbers
  • Up to 80% of communicable diseases are transferable by touch.
  • There are 3,000 temporary housing facilities in Westchester County.
Program highlights
  • Each Hygiene Kit is curated to care for the whole person, to create a feeling of pride as they take care of themselves and to build esteem.
  • While our goal is to serve as many individuals as possible, providing high quality items is of the utmost importance. We consider the needs of as many of our recipients as possible to be sure that these kits are inclusive of the unique needs of all hair types.

PERIOD PROJECT

Program Overview

914Cares Period Project provides a months’ worth of period supplies in a Flow Kit to menstruators in need. Flow Kits contain tampons, pads, and panty liners.

Our goals for this program:

  • To ensure no student misses school, no adult misses work, and no person misses out on daily life because they are unable to afford the period supplies they need.
  • To provide an adequate and reliable supply of period products to those in need in Westchester.
  • To distribute high quality products.
  • To educate the community about the need for accessible period products regardless of income.
  • End period stigma by talking about this normal and necessary bodily function.

Donate items to 914Cares Period Project >
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By the numbers
  • A quarter of US menstruators struggle to purchase period products each year.
  • We distribute over 500 Flow Kits per month (over 11,000 products).
  • 25% of children in Westchester are considered poor or low income.
Program highlights
  • We are members of both the Alliance for Period Supplies and the Period Movement. Our membership in both allows us to purchase items in bulk at a significant discount.
  • We have partnered with Aunt Flow – all the products they donate are 100% cotton, biodegradable and contain no chemicals or dyes.