The Belmont Nurses Christian Fellowship (NCF) has joined forces with Passion Partners, a nonprofit missions organization, to launch their annual Pad Project campaign that collects feminine hygiene products for Ugandan and Kenyan girls who would otherwise be unable to attend school. The donations are wrapped as gifts and distributed at monthly Purity Project meetings at high schools in Wakiso and Kampala, Uganda, where girls are taught about health, self-worth and the Bible.
NCF is currently in the donation stage, after having launched the campaign at an event at Sweet CeCes in March. Further monetary donations are still being collected. Beyond fundraising, the organization is hoping to surpass the 7,800 pads collected last year with a goal of 10,000 pads.
Donations can be dropped off in collection boxes located in the Beaman Women’s locker room and lobby, Inman restrooms, McWhorter Pharmacy, Heron and Wright, the Bruin Hills Club House and the women’s restrooms in the Library and first floor of the Wedgewood Academic Center, near the food court. On April 28, all pads will be collected, packaged and prepared for shipment.
Click here to watch a video on the project.