Communities have their basic hygiene product needs met because of you. Thank you!
What's Been Happening...
August 12, 2017: The box was placed on site!
August 17, 2017: Lansing State Journal did a piece on the box. Check it out here: http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/opinion/columnists/judy-putnam/2017/08/17/tampons-not-books-meridian-twp-free-little-library/573646001/
August 28, 2017: Michigan Radio's Stateside heard about the box and reached out: http://michiganradio.org/post/msu-grad-expands-little-free-library-concept-include-basic-hygiene-products
October 18, 2017: A second E² | Empathy and Equity | Box was placed at the East Lansing Public Library. Jessica Lee-Cullins, Teen Librarian, is the driving force behind this work: https://www.elpl.org/blogs/post/empathy-equity-box-debuts-at-elpl/
November 8, 2017: The box's first fundraiser! Stop by Blaze Pizza on Grand River Avenue from 12:00pm-3:00pm. The proceeds will go towards stocking the box with products.
November 16, 2017: Soup Grant Lansing. Two organizations/ individuals have been invited to present on their projects. The box is one! There will be free soup and after the presentations $5 gets you a vote for your favorite. The proceeds will go towards the winner's project. Please come out to support the box.
December 1-25: Products will be wrapped and stocked in the box for the "25 days of hygiene care." If you would like to be apart of it you could donate hygiene products. Feel free to email me with any questions!
July 2018: An article about the box was published in the National Association of Social Works' Social Work Journal- Flores, A. (2018). Gap in Basic Needs Products and One Project’s Attempt to Help. Social Work,63(3), 276-277. doi:10.1093/sw/swy023