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Kailua Church Supports Girls
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    Emmanuel Episcopal Church on Keolu Drive in Kailua hosted a drive-thru collection for I Support the Girls on March 6.
items, which included:
• 190 packages of pads
• 97 packages of tampons • 36 packages of new un-
I Support the Girls has donated 3.5 million products in 2020 alone and more than 11 million products in five years.
The event collected do- nations to distribute to girls and women experiencing homelessness or hardship in Hawaiʻi, across the U.S. and globally.
• 305 pairs of underwear
• 296 bras
• two grocery bags of
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• 12 packages of feminine
 According to organizers of the event, bras are con- sidered a luxury and wearing the same bra for years can cause health problems.
• three menstrual cups
• five grocery bags of toi-
The initiative emphasizes that a woman shouldn’t have to choose between feeding herself and her personal health and that all women should have the ability to maintain dignity.
      In addition, they empha- size that some women have to decide between buying a hot meal or a box of tam- pons.
items on the I Support the Girls wish list.
• $500 in cash to purchase
March is Women’s His- tory Month and The Rev. Annalise Castro Pasalo, priest of Emmanuel Episco- pal Church, is involved with women’s issues at the Unit- ed Nations level.
In April 2016, I Support the Girls was officially in- corporated as a nonprofit.
  Thanks to community generosity, the successful drive collected a variety of
For more information about Emmanuel Episcopal Church and its mission, visit
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  The Rev. Annalise Castro Pasalo, priest of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, and Moana Olaso, director of I Support the Girls Hawai’i, are shown with some of the items collected on March 6. PHOTO COURTESY EMMANUEL EPISCOPAL CHURCH
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