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Soroptimist Grant Program

December 31

Throughout 2018-2019, Soroptimist International of the Central Jersey Coast will partner with The HOPE Center of Toms River to provide feminine hygiene and grooming products to women and girls in immediate crisis. Our objective is to lessen the amount of time missed from work and/or school by women, most likely heads of households, and school-aged girls due to the unavailability of these products.

SICJC has been awarded a grant from Soroptimist International of the Americas to help SICJC achieve its goal. Clients of The HOPE Center, will receive carefully assembled bags of grooming items as well as their choice of feminine hygiene products.

Basic grooming products offer dignity and hope for women and girls experiencing difficult times. According to the Dove Self Esteem Project, 8 out of 10 girls are so concerned with the way they look that they opt out of important activities. The first step in empowering women and young girls is building self- esteem and offering encouragement to strive to be better.

Soroptimist International of the Central Jersey Coast is a 501c3 organization serving Ocean and Monmouth Counties. Soroptimists work to empower women and girls though education towards self-sufficiency.