May drive collects feminine hygiene products for homeless

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RENO, NV (KOLO) - The Third Annual Golden Tampon Drive runs from May 1 to June 1, 2019. Feminine hygiene products collected via the Tampon Drive will be donated to Volunteers of America Northern California & Northern Nevada (VOA).

VOA will distribute donated items to clients of all programs including its resource center and shelter for women experiencing homelessness. For information about donating, click here.

Starting in 2017, Shanda Golden has hosted a tampon drive in Reno to ensure homeless women in Reno have access to clean, safe menstrual supplies. In 2017, she collected more than 1,200 boxes of tampons and pads; in 2018 she exceeded that number with 2,500 boxes. In 2019, she plans to exceed it once again.

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Photo courtesy The Ferraro Group
Photo courtesy The Ferraro Group