In the wreck of COVID-19, many are left jobless and without the means to buy necessary hygiene products. CEO, Elyse Stoltz Dickerson, of local Fort Worth company, Eosera, got wind that girls in her community were going without feminine care products. Dickerson, thinking of these girls, was in utter disbelief and unable to sleep. The next day, she decided to take action. Within weeks, Dickerson raised thousands of dollars and secured tens of cases of products. On May 30, Eosera hosted a feminine hygiene drive where donations were distributed to those in need.
Over 37,000 Products Donated
Fort Worthians banded together in a matter of weeks and raised over $6,000 and donated over 37,000 feminine hygiene products to Eosera’s cause. All products went to the women and girls at Breakthrough Fort Worth and Young Women’s Preparatory Network, a local non-profit and girls’ school respectively. Breakthrough Fort Worth and YWPN estimated that about 500 girls are in need of feminine hygiene products due to jobs lost from COVID-19. Over 20 volunteers collected, sorted, counted, and packaged the products for the girls before handing them out via contactless drive-by on the day of the drive. The packaged products consisted of a variety of feminine hygiene products and will give the girls enough product to last into the next school year.
CEO, Elyse Dickerson, said “I was ecstatic that there was something I could do to help those struggling from COVID-19. It’s amazing the amount of people that stepped up to help in such a trying time.” On the day of the event, 15 volunteers showed up in shifts to lend their support, time, and energy. Central Market donated 1,000 grocery bags to the cause, each one decorated by girls from a local school and filled with product for those in need.
Eosera teamed up with Lola, a popular feminine hygiene brand. Lola sold cases of product to the company at a discounted cost, adding thousands of hygiene products to the drive. Eosera contacted other global manufacturers, which donated thousands of products as well.
“We’re hoping to continue donations into the future with the support of the community. We care deeply about giving back,” said Dickerson.
Despite the effects of COVID-19, the people donating product and money made the drive possible. The volunteers that spent their time and resources organizing and donating to the drive aided in the momentum of raising thousands in a matter of weeks. Eosera is thankful to those that contributed to the drive, but especially the partnership with YWPN and Breakthrough Fort Worth.