The program has a new logo and a new name: Hunterdon Hygiene Connection.
The Hunterdon Hygiene Connection provides products for people of all ages: diapers, menstrual products, and incontinence pads.
“Diapers alone doesn’t convey what we provide,” said Bonnie Duncan, CEO of United Way of Hunterdon County. “Our new name and logo represent the hygiene products that people may need at different stages of life.”
Another change is the decision to reclassify “feminine” products as “period” or “menstrual” products. “We are cognizant that anyone can need these products, regardless of gender identity,” Duncan said.
United Way has plans to increase the Hunterdon Hygiene Connection’s impact by delivering to homebound residents and offering period products in schools.
“When money to buy them (menstrual products) isn’t available, young women can feel they have no choice but to stay home and miss school. We’d like to put together a pouch of supplies that anyone in need can pick up at the school nurse’s office,” Duncan said.
Hygiene products can be dropped off at United Way of Hunterdon County’s Volunteer Center, 20 Fulper Road, Flemington, N.J. Financial donations can be made at uwhunterdon.org. Organizations or individuals that would like to start a product drive should contact Laura Hernandez at email@example.com or call 908-237-1689.