CINCINNATI — After the pandemic hit, donations to a local girls' health organization slowed down, but one local sneaker shop has helped fill that gap by helping to raise over $20,000.
“We don't really find that you can get any real growth for yourself if your community doesn't grow around you,” Corey Stone, the general manager of the shop Corporate, said.
Corporate raised the money for the organization Girls Health Period, which aims to eliminate girls’ absenteeism in school due to their menstrual cycle.
The way the shop raised the money was by holding a raffle for a new pair of women's Jordans made in collaboration with the designer Virgil Abloh. People donated between $5 and $10 for chances to win the rare sneakers, and the amount raised surpassed the expectations of Girls Health Period.
"I thought maybe $5,000," Erikka Gray, co-founder of Girls Health Period, said. "And we ended up exceeding that goal in over $23,000."
The money raised will go toward providing school-age girls with access to pads, tampons and underwear so they don't fall behind in school.
“If you miss a week of school... that can drop you down to A, B, or C," Brittani Gray, co-founder of Girls Health Period, said. "And if you're starting out at a C level, that can get you into failing matters."