In GiveThiSway, HearSway, Swaymous

Mallory Gaddy, 16, and Carolyn O’Connell, 15, both sophomores at Union Pines High School, have launched Moore County Her Drive — the local chapter of the national nonprofit. They are donating the goods to Friend to Friend, an organization that helps local victims of human trafficking, domestic violence and assault. 

Items accepted include pads, tampons, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, deodorant and more. Shoppers can also select items from the Amazon wishlist that will ship directly to the girls for donation. 

  • “When you host a drive yourself, you get to really see the impact. It was really special dropping the boxes off to Friend to Friend last year,” says Carolyn. 
  • “We’re just excited to be involved in something like this. It’s fun for us,” Mallory says. 

Find boxes at various locations in Carthage, including Eliza Quinn Creates and New Covenant Church. Donations are being accepted now through March 31. For information or to host a drive, email or send a message on Instagram.

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