The Period Project
Hampshire Gazette article and video
Thank you Lisa Spear and Jerry Roberts!
Thanks to donations of products and cash, we made 500 monthly kits AND supplied local shelters and foodbanks with another 50 pounds of items for distribution to women!
We are so pleased to see the outpouring of donated goods and money, as well as wishes and heart-felt stories. Special thanks go out to the organizations listed below for their generous support.
Collection Boxes in Amherst, Belchertown, Granby Hadley, Ludlow, Palmer – see below
MassLive Article about the Period Project by Cori Urban
For women living with homelessness or poverty, having a period is more than a hassle. It’s a financial burden. Basic menstrual hygiene products are costly, especially for women struggling to support themselves and their families. But pads and tampons are considered “non-essential” by the federal government, so they are not covered by SNAP and WIC programs. What’s more, women and teens who are homeless often lack consistent access to hygiene products or safe sanitary spaces.
The public is invited to join the Zonta Club of Quaboag Valley in distributing dignity to women and teens in need.
- You can donate items to create monthly menstrual kits for homeless women and to stock supplies at local shelters.
- You can help assemble kits on February 13th at the Ludlow Country Club, Ludlow 5:30 Set up/ 6:00 Dinner ($18 – cash, check or credit card)
RSVP by 2/6 to 413-219-8260 or email@example.com
Together, we can make a period just a little easier for women and teens in need.
- Sealed Boxes of Pads or Tampons
- Cleansing Wipes
- Hand Sanitizers
- Panty Liners
- New Pairs of Underwear (Any Size)
- Cash to purchase items for the kit
Checks can be made out to Zonta Club of Quaboag Valley
and sent to: PO Box 1034, Belchertown MA 01007-1034
Collection Boxes for The Period Project:
Belchertown – Amy’s Animals Professional Dog Grooming, 170 North Street
Belchertown – Easthampton Savings Bank, 40 State Street
Belchertown – Making Waves Hair Salon, 8 Jabish Street
Belchertown – Quabbin Valley Accupuncture, 32 Park Street
We are adding new sites daily. Do you have a suggested place for a drop box? Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org