PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — A brand new Pinellas County nonprofit is on a mission.
Lady Business, started by two women, wants to make sure all women have access to feminine hygiene products.
The nonprofit launched in the Fall of 2019, and so far, they've already donated more than 10,000 products to the Pinellas County School system.
Co-Founder Emily Nipps says they have two missions.
"One is to raise awareness for an issue of homeless women and teens that don't have access to feminine hygiene products. We collect donations, products for them and we deliver to organizations that need them."
Co-Founder Stacey Strickland says after watching a documentary about this problem in New York, she was inspired to make a difference at home.
"People donate food, monetary donations for clothes but rarely do they receive hygiene products. And the students can't go to school during that time due to embarrassment and not feeling clean and they need to be able to attend and get their education," says Strickland.
So, Lady Business will be hosting a drive on Saturday.
The hygiene drive will be at the St. Pete Punk Rock Flea Market this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Planet Retro Records.
Volunteers will be there to collect products and will also be selling merchandise. All proceeds will go towards a homeless organization.
For more information about the event, go to www.facebook.com/events/536981590366257/.
For more information about Lady Business, visit their Facebook page.