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 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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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

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
  • Soap
  • 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: 

Western Mass News clip on the Period Project

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: 



Special thanks: