The Birmingham Police Department (BPD) Community’s Outreach and Public Education (COPE) Division will start a personal hygiene drive in honour of women’s achievements worldwide on account of women’s day and women’s history day.
BDP will be collecting the daily used personal hygiene articles from the society. Any person who desires to volunteer the drive can participate in the campaign; all the items that would be consolidated from the campaign will be distributed to the needy people and local women’s shelters.
On Monday, March 14, 2022, the Birmingham Police department shared the information in a press release that they are conducting a personal hygiene drive for women and collecting articles like soaps, pads or tampons, body wash, wash clothes, undergarments and all the items that women use in day to day life, the personal hygiene drive starts March 7, 2022, until March 29, 2022.
Birmingham Police Department also invited the people on their social media Twitter account, there they also informed about the drop-off locations, can be found at:
- Police Headquarters: 1710 1st Avenue North
- North Precinct: 2600 31st Avenue North
- South Precinct: 1320 19th Street South
- East Precinct: 600 Red Lane Road
- West Precinct: 2236 47th Street Ensley
- City Jail: 425 6th Avenue South
About Women’s History Month
Women’s History Month is celebrated during March in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia.
Women’s history month had its roots as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982, as “Women’s History Week.”
Congress continues to pass additional resolutions between 1988 and 1994, requesting the President to declare March of every year as Women’s History Month.
President designed numerous proclamations since 1995 to favour the view since then the March of every year is celebrated as women’s History Month.