CORDELE, GA (WALB) - A South Georgia woman has spearheaded a project to help middle school aged girls who live in poverty.
Catherine Harrell started 'The Little Lily Project' for Crisp, Dooly, and Wilcox Counties this year.
She collects the following feminine hygiene products for girls whose families may not be able to afford them.
- Cosmetic bags
- Feminine pads
- Feminine wipes
- Girls' panties sizes 12-14
- Panty liners
Harrell said she doesn't want money to be an object for girls when it comes to this kind of necessity.
"For somebody who lives in poverty, four or five dollars is a lot, and it may not even cover what you need for that month," Harrell explained. "We wanted to be able to provide these girls what they need."
Boxes to collect the donations are set up here:
- Artsy Fartsy Experience - Cordele
- City of Unadilla
- City of Vienna
- Cordele-Crisp Chamber of Commerce
- Crisp County Learning Center
- Dooly County Chamber of Commerce
- Hand of Hope - Cordele
- St. Charles Place Apartments - Vienna
- Wilcox County Health Department
Harrell said they hope to expand in the future to provide hygiene items for boys as well.
For more information on the project, email them, or call (229) 273-1669.