Dignity drive benefits local women in transition

28 April 2019

Dignity drive benefits local women in transition

During the club's Dignity Drive, members of the Zonta Club of Roseburg Area, District 8, collected bras, underwear and sanitary products for women who may have been forced to leave their homes due to an abusive relationship or pregnancy.

The third annual drive took place in November to coincide with the Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign.

Members were also able to expand the Dignity Drive to drop boxes at four locations this year: West Harvard Furniture, Umpqua Community College, a Red Robin Restaurant, and the YMCA. The latter two sites collected the most items.

The drive was promoted via signs on the drop boxes, The News Review, and two interviews on KPIC, the local television station. The drive collected a dozen bras, 130 pairs of underwear, over 50 packages of sanitary products and a variety of toiletry items. All of the items will be distributed to partner groups in the area.

Club members recognized the collection sites and individuals who donated for their efforts to help these women.