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Junior League will provide period products to women served by Lorton center

The Lorton Community Action Center is housed in the Lorton Library (via Google Maps)

The Junior League of Northern Virginia has committed to providing at least 8,000 period products to clients of the Lorton Community Action Center over the next year.

The mission of the Lorton center is to enhance the quality of life for clients by providing food, basic needs, and self-sufficiency programs.

“The Lorton Community Action Center has had a longstanding relationship with the Junior League of Northern Virginia,” said Rob Rutland-Brown, executive director of the center. “We are thrilled that JLNV is stepping into an even more generous role – these donations will ensure that women have access to necessary period products whenever they need them,”

The deepened partnership is part of the Junior League’s new focus: Women Helping Women, a commitment to providing essential services and professional development training opportunities for women and families in the community, according to a news release.

Michelle Freeman, president of the Junior League, noted that statistics show that 20% of women in the Washington area live in poverty.

“Lack of access to period products is often a hidden consequence,” she added. “Our partnership will provide much-needed period products in our local area and really embraces our new focus area.”

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