Onalaska high schooler starts clothing drive for sexual assault survivors

Clothing Drive FlyerONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) – An Onalaska High School junior is advocating for sexual assault survivors.

Jessica Randall learned that when survivors report an assault their clothes are sometimes taken into evidence.

Then, in some cases, they are sent home wearing paper scrubs and disposable underwear.

This really upset Randall, so she decided she was going to do something about it.

She’s collecting clothes through the entire month of February and then dropping them off at Mayo and Gundersen Health Systems.

Randall said living in our community, she knows a lot of people will get behind this cause.

“People have rallied together before to support a cause. I’m trusting the community that everyone will come together and help, because this something important, and it’s important to realize it can happen to any of us and we don’t have control over it,” Randall said Thursday.

She said she has already received over $200 in clothing, and donations keep coming in.

She’s collecting both male and female gently used or new clothing of all sizes.

You can also make a cash donation, which she is using to buy new underwear, boxers, and bras.

There are drop boxes at Onalaska High School or you can contact Randall at ranjess22@gmail.com.

Again, the drive takes place through the rest of February.