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Dignity Grows

Dignity Grows Bat Mitzvah Project

It’s the little things…

Dignity Grows™ empowers our neighbors in need by providing menstrual and hygiene supplies for every body that needs them. We remove obstacles to better self-esteem and health by providing personal hygiene essentials each and every month.

Dignity Grows mobilizes volunteers to organize, assemble, and distribute free, reusable zipper-top totes filled with a month’s supply of soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste, along with menstrual products or shaving cream and razor kits. Federal grant programs don’t cover these items, and people often don’t think to donate them to food pantries. 

Dignity Grows is a wonderful opportunity for a Bat or Bar Mitzvah Project!

Dignity Grows was started in 2019 in Greater Hartford, CT, and it’s now a national initiative chaired by its founder, Jessica Zachs.

Volunteers and financial contributions are welcome:

To learn more or to get involved, please contact Joan Eisenberg Maniere at joan.maniere@shalomaustin.org.

For even more information, check out Dignity Grows homepage

To donate and support these efforts locally, scroll below. Just $18 will help fill a Dignity Grows Tote for a neighbor in need.


Change someone’s life for the better. 

Joan Maniere

Joan Maniere

Volunteer & Community Experience Director

O (512) 735-8129