After a two-year period of research into pressing needs in the community, the PAD Center was launched by the Junior League of Lynchburg (JLL) in 2021, with support from community stakeholders Gleaning for the World and the YWCA of Central Virginia.

As the primary founder, the JLL provided $50,000 to fund initial operations of the PAD Center, including a paid administrator position to serve as the coordinator of the program. With a long history of training women volunteers to improve their community, they provide a source of womanpower to pack immediate response kits and monthly subscription packets.

The JLL is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the action of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The JLL is committed to inclusivity and welcoming diverse individuals and organizations to join their Mission. To learn more, please click here.

Gleaning for the World facilitates daily operation of the PAD Center by providing warehouse space to store feminine hygiene products and assisting in transporting products to those in need, along with serving as a referring partner.

GFTW’s mission is to share the love of God at home and around the world through the efficient delivery of high quality, life-saving supplies to victims of poverty and devastation by connecting corporate surplus to critical needs. To learn more, please click here.

The YWCA of Central VA provides the physical location for the PAD Center Administrator to work and clients to pick up their subscription packets. They also serve as a referring partner by helping to enroll women in the monthly subscription program.

For over a hundred years, the YWCA of Central Virginia has been serving the women, children, and families of Central Virginia. Founded in 1912 by a dedicated group of women, the YWCA of Central Virginia has grown and adapted to meet the varying needs of the communities they serve. To learn more, please click here.


We are grateful for the many supporters who make our work possible! Please consider donating to help us make a difference in the lives of women in our community.

Financial Supporters

Jim & Karen Birkmeyer
Tommi Conner
Farmville United Methodist Church
Theresa Salera
Danielle Sarchet
Catherine Vance


Thank you to the Al Stroobants Foundation for their donation of $7400, which will fund immediate response kits for the first year of the PAD Center program.

In-Kind Donors

Blackwater Branding
donation of graphic design services to create the PAD Center logo

Alexis Johnson
product donations

New Chapel Church
product donations