Our Story:

Our mission is to provide individuals in need with essential personal hygiene products so they can attend school and work and participate in community life without interruption.

We’ve been busy!

Dignity Grows was born when we saw an Oscar-winning documentary about the lack of access to menstrual products for women in India and the negative impact it has on their lives. Upon learning this is also a problem in communities across the U.S., not just in third-world and developing countries, we were moved to help those in our local community and beyond.

Dignity Grows began as a one-night initiative in collaboration with The Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford. Local volunteers came together to help members of the community who cannot afford monthly menstrual and hygiene products. The project quickly grew through word of mouth as individual volunteers and organizations across the country learned about the mission of Dignity Grows.

From our start as a one-time event to our current status as a national movement addressing period poverty and hygiene inequity, Dignity Grows keeps focused on the most caring and respectful ways to honor the dignity of women, girls, and all menstruators.

Thank you for all the good you do and for the comfort you have brought and the light of human dignity you have honored in your wonderful efforts. We are proud and humbled to be a part of it.”

– Rabbi Donna

“Thank you so much for donating the Dignity Grows Totes to our food pantry. You guys are sincerely improving lives of women who are in need.”

– Food Bank Manager

“Unfortunately, many programs to help homeless people and shelters simply forget about items like menstrual supplies. Thanks to your group for helping women like me during this pandemic time.”

– Elizabeth C., recipient

Since its founding in 2019, Dignity Grows has distributed more than 15,000 Dignity Grows Totes every year.