One Million Nomads Project:The Mission benefit drive at Bishops Issaquah
Started in Seattle by former GO Magazine art director Corina Luckenbach and musician Melanie Granger, the One Millon Tampons campaign is dedicated to providing free essential hygenic products to homeless women in Seattle. An initial fundraiser in 2018 called Lovefest raised over 18,000 tampons sent in from across the country and from there the campaign has since gone viral and spread worldwide with donations coming as far as South Africa.
Bishops Issaquah delivered a two prong attack in raising funds to benefit the organization. The shop worked with One Million Tampons and Wind Walkers the Nomad Project to start a fund raising drive called One Million Nomads Project: The Misssion. The campaign’s goal is dedicated to raising awareness and making personal hygeine products and education accessible to all in a judgement free zone. Throughout February the shop matched every $10 donated to the campaign with $10 coming back to each client in the form of Bishops Bucks, a coupon good towards future use in the hair shop. Additionally, non-perishable food, gently used clothing, bottled water, and hygiene products were also collected. The closing brunch to end the campaign on March 10th brought quite a few clients out as well serving mimosas and waffles at the shop. The event was catered by Admiral Bird, a popular cafe in West Seattle which also happens to be owned by Corina Luckenbach. The combined partnership were able to raise $2850 for the 4 week campaign.