Onalaska High School student collecting clothing for survivors of sexual assault

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) – An Onalaska High Schooler is making a lasting impact for survivors of sexual assault.

Jessica Randall founded the Surviving Clothing Project.

Last year, she learned that survivors’ clothing is taken as evidence at the hospital, and they’re sent home wearing paper scrubs and disposable underwear.

Randall wants to make sure survivors can leave with some dignity after suffering a traumatic event.

She’s also using the project to educate others about sexual assault.

“The project, yes it’s about the physical clothing but even more important is spreading the word about sexual assault and how prevalent it is and what we all can do to help,” said Randall.

The project is accepting donations of new underwear of all sizes and genders and new sports bras of all sizes.

Donations can be dropped off at Onalaska High School’s main office throughout the month of April.

Donations will go to Wisconsin hospitals state-wide.