The Period Project 2018

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Over 50 guests and Zontians from the Zonta Clubs of Northampton area, Quaboag Valley and Springfield helped to distribute dignity to women and teens in need on February 12th.  Approximately 800 monthly menstrual kits were created with donated products and will be delivered to women and teens in local shelters and food banks. 

    •  413-219-8260 or info@zontaqv.org

Together, we made a period just a little easier for women and teens in need.

            DONATIONS COLLECTED :

  • Sealed Boxes of Pads or Tampons
  • Cleansing Wipes, Hand Sanitizers or Soap
  • Panty Liners
  • New Pairs of Underwear (Any Size)  Haynes
  • 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 

 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.

Thank you to the following collection centers:  

Amherst – Jazzercize Studio 116, 460 West Street
Amherst – STYLES by Debora835 Main Street
Amherst – Cheryl Nina Salon & Day Spa35 University Drive

BelchertownEasthampton Savings Bank, 40 State Street
BelchertownMaking Waves Hair Salon, 8 Jabish Street
Belchertown – Station 5 Salon, 5 Jabish Street

Granby – Total Body Yoga & Pilates Fitness Studio, 185 W. State Street (202)
Granby – Hannah’s Closet, 185 W. State Street (202)

Greenfield – FIM Salon – Herdis Eriksson, 395 Deerfield Street (Rt. 5)

Hadley – The Hair Shop, 8 River Drive
Hadley – Sunraise Printing, 322 Russell Street

Haydenville – Haydenville Congregational Church, 43 Main St.

Holyoke – Holyoke Public Library, 250 Chestnut Street
Holyoke – 5 Martin Hair Salon, 5 Martin Street 

Ludlow – Hubbard Memorial Library, 24 Center Street
Ludlow – In the Box, 135 East Street
Ludlow – So Cool Gifts & Accessories, 345 Holyoke Street

MonsonHair it Is – Kim Kelley – 129 Palmer Road 
MonsonMonson Free Library2 High Street

Northampton – Cancer Connection Thrift Shop, 375 South Street
Northampton – Polished! A Nail Salon59 Conz Street
Northampton – Salon Allure – 59 Conz Street #2
Northampton – Salon Belleza – Potpourri Plaza, 241 King St., Suite 114
Northampton – Straight Up Hair Design– 59 Conz Street

Palmer – Life’s Memories & More, 1085 Park Street

Springfield – Dress for Success Boutique, Eastfield Mall 1655 Boston Road
Note: The  Mall Management Office will also accept donations during the  business hours that the DFS boutique may not be open

West Springfield – Renew Calm Day Spa,  160 Baldwin St

Looking for locations in Chicopee, East Longmeadow, Longmeadow, Ware


Our Partners in Delivering Packets and Products:


Thank you to our Business Donors for The Period Project! 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2017

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 over $3000 worth of femine hygene products 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.

 

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Western Mass News clip on the Period Project

 

MassLive Article about the Period Project by Cori Urban

 

Amherst – Jazzercise at Studio 116, 460 West Street

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

Granby – Hannah’s Closet, 185 W. State Street (202)
Granby – Total Body Yoga & Pilates Fitness Studio, 185 W. State Street (202)

Hadley – The Hair Shop, 8 River Drive

Ludlow – Hubbard Memorial Library, 24 Center Street
Ludlow – In the Box, 135 East Street
Ludlow – So Cool Gifts & Accessories, 345 Holyoke Street

Palmer – Palmer Public Library, 1455 North Main Street

West Springfield – Renew Calm Day Spa,  160 Baldwin St

  We are adding new sites daily.  Do you have a suggested place for a drop box?  Email us: info@zontaqv.org 

 

 


Special thanks: