Posted March 15, 2022
Fox doesn’t believe in keeping everything to ourselves. We donate and give back to the community. In fact, giving back is so important to us that it’s one of our Core Values.
We are proud to contribute and give back to our community in many different ways. And, when we see others that are helping make a difference, we do our part to ensure that they are successful in their endeavors. One organization that Fox Pest Control’s team at the Northern Virginia branch learned about recently is Bringing Resources to Aid Women’s Shelter (BRAWS), a non-profit founded Vienna, Virginia, that provides sanitary pads, tampons and new bras and underwear to women and girls who are in crisis or can’t afford them.
As menstrual supplies and undergarments are expensive — and omitted from social welfare programs, and often inaccessible to individuals who are experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, poverty, unemployment, single family households, and emergency situations — menstruating individuals are often forced to use less than adequate methods to manage their menstruation or must go completely without, which more often than not results in missing work and school during this time. To help, BRAWS offers several programs to address the issue including shelter and school menstrual supply deliveries, undergarment distribution, as well as school and public facility dispensers.
Today, BRAWS works with 10 school districts and 21 counties in six states. Since January 2015, BRAWS has provided more than 2 million menstrual supplies and undergarments to women and girls in crisis.
BRAWS wouldn’t be possible without community support. To help raise funds for its programs, BRAWS hosts an annual event called Mardi Bras. This year’s event, which takes place on April 22, features music, dancing, food, drinks, a photobooth, raffle and silent auction. The team at Fox Pest Control has expressed commitment to helping women and girls in crisis access necessities they need by making a monetary donation to support the event and charity. Tickets to Mardi Bras 2022 are still available. If you can’t make it to the event, consider making a donation to support this great organization and help make a difference in our community!
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