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Donation drive accepting women’s hygiene items for Harvey victims

Mother’s Subs on 2nd and Maclay streets will host the NOW donation drive until Wednesday.

A local women’s organization is collecting pads, tampons, and adult diapers to send to the Houston, TX area, which was devastated by Hurricane Harvey earlier this week.

The Harrisburg chapter of NOW (National Organization for Women) will run a feminine hygiene drive from August 31 – Sept. 6 at Mother’s Subs at 2101 N. 2nd Street. Community members can donate boxes of pads, tampons, or adult diapers in a drop box inside the restaurant.

“Access to menstrual hygiene products is simultaneously essential to women’s health and an unmet need among the most vulnerable women in our society,” said Tara Shakespeare, treasurer of Harrisburg NOW. “During times of crisis this problem is exacerbated and we are thankful to those who help us meet some of that need.”

When the collection drive ends next Wednesday, the goods will be transported to Bailey Coach Company in York. Bailey Coach has coordinated other relief efforts locally, and next week will deliver clothing, food, and other emergency supplies to a staging area in San Antonio, TX.

Donations can be delivered to Mother’s Subs during their normal business hours: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Donors closer to York can also bring items directly to the Bailey Coach office, 55 S. Fayette Street, from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tuesday – Thrusday next week.

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