Students host second ‘HER’ Drive at LT


Adeline Volz poses with the HER Drive donation bin (photo courtesy of Volz).

Hannah Race, Reporter

The Her Drive, led by Adeline Volz ‘22 began accepting donations on Aug. 13. Volz was first introduced to the nonprofit by LT alumna Camille Buttin ‘21 during last year’s Her Drive.

Volz applied online and then was interviewed in order to become a part of the project, she said.

“Anyone from any part of the world can apply to host a drive,” Volz said. “They have been increasing in popularity, which is exciting.”

The Her Drive was founded in 2020 and collects items such as bras, menstrual products, and general hygiene products. The organization is based in Chicago, and works nationwide in order to bring awareness to period and hygiene poverty.

“The fun thing about the Her Drive is that we pick who our donation recipients are,” Volz said.

Volz, Aidan Amador ‘22, and Molly Kajmowicz ‘22 picked up the donations and set up a drop off day to give the products to Trans Aid and Connections for Abused Women, both located in Chicago.

“Pick ups [are my favorite part], because the bins are completely full and it makes me happy,” Kajmowicz said.

The Her Drive donations ended on Sept. 20. Donations for the nonprofit were collected at North and South Campus, as well as the La Grange Public Library and the United Methodist Church. The donation bins were located near the main entrances of each building, for contactless pick up.

The Her Drive raised over 2,000 period products from the LT community.

“I am very excited with the amount,” Volz said. “I am super proud of our community for coming together like this.”