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Junior League of Lynchburg launches P.A.D. Center to distribute hygiene products to those in need

New initiative is geared towards adults who can’t afford items on their own

The Junior League of Lynchburg is launching a new initiative to serve women in need.
The Junior League of Lynchburg is launching a new initiative to serve women in need.

LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Junior League of Lynchburg launched a new initiative to serve women in need.

P.A.D. is an acronym for the new center where organizers provide free, feminine hygiene products.

We’re told Central Virginia has a 28% poverty rate among women, and this is geared towards adults who can’t afford products on their own.

That’s why the Junior League is teaming up with the YWCA, Gleaning for the World and other groups to distribute ‘immediate response kits.’

“We have enough kits to serve 2,000 women in this first round of distribution, that they would get at time of application. Then, we can also provide subscription kits to 83 women for a whole year,” said Nina Rezai, focus area committee chairwoman for the P.A.D. Center.

Those monthly subscriptions are also free and cater to individual needs.


About the Author:

Tim Harfmann joined the 10 News team in September 2020 and works at the station's Lynchburg bureau.