Dignity Grows empowers our neighbors in need by providing menstrual and hygiene supplies for every body that needs them. We remove obstacles to better self-esteem and health by providing personal hygiene essentials each and every month. Dignity Grows mobilizes volunteers to organize, assemble, and distribute free, reusable zipper-top totes filled with a month's supply of soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste, along with menstrual products or shaving cream and razor kits. Federal grant programs don't cover these items, and people often don't think to donate them to food pantries.
Dignity Grows was started in 2019 right here in Greater Hartford, and it’s now a national initiative chaired by its founder, Jessica Zachs. Over 20,000 Dignity Grows Totes have been distributed across our region so far!
Volunteers and financial contributions are welcome: