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Dignity Grows Inc

Dignity Grows empowers our neighbors in need by providing menstrual and hygiene supplies for every body that needs them.

aka Dignity Grows   |   Hartford, CT   |  http://www.dignitygrows.org

Mission

Dignity Grows provides monthly personal and feminine products to women, girls and individuals assigned female at birth, who cannot afford them.

Notes from the nonprofit

The Problem: Imagine having to choose between buying food or buying sanitary products for your period. Imagine having just used your last menstrual necessities, with no money to purchase more. Our Approach: Providing free menstrual and comprehensive hygiene products to neighbors in need in a manner that honors an individual’s dignity. For a gift of only $10 you can donate a Dignity Grows Tote to a neighbor in need, helping her to live life uninterrupted while safeguarding her dignity. After all, it’s the little things that make a big difference in people’s lives. Each Dignity Grows Tote is filled with a full-month supply of hygiene products and period necessities. The Totes are distributed through partner social service agencies that identify the need among their unique populations. Dignity Grows is achieving its mission in partnerships with over 40 local chapters nationally.

Ruling year info

2020

Founder and Chair

Jessica Zachs

Main address

40 Woodland St

Hartford, CT 06105 USA

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EIN

85-2708901

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Our programs

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Dignity Grows

Dignity Grows is an early-stage non-profit that empowers our neighbors in need by removing obstacles to better self-esteem and health through the security and comfort of having personal and feminine hygiene essentials each and every month. Working with Distribution Partners throughout the local communities across the United States, Dignity Grows Chapters organize, assemble and distribute free of charge, reusable, branded zipper-top Dignity Totes filled with a month’s supply of personal and menstrual hygiene products. A program supported by the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford and the Jewish Federation of North America’s National Women’s Philanthropy, Dignity Grows is committed to helping Jewish Federations and other agencies across the country create local Dignity Grows chapters.

Population(s) Served
Health
Ethnic and racial groups
Social and economic status

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Financials

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Dignity Grows Inc

Board of directors
as of 05/25/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jessica Zachs

Michelle Strawder

Goodwin University

Paige Maehara

Coterie

Sharon Kochen

Community Leader

Maria Lino

The Latino Way

Zoë Zachs

Within Health

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

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Disability

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