The Period Project 2018
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.
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:
Greenfield – FIM Salon – Herdis Eriksson, 395 Deerfield Street (Rt. 5)
Haydenville – Haydenville Congregational Church, 43 Main St.
Northampton – Cancer Connection Thrift Shop, 375 South Street
Northampton – Polished! A Nail Salon – 59 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
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
Looking for locations in Chicopee, East Longmeadow, Longmeadow, Ware
Our Partners in Delivering Packets and Products:
#SafePassages, #BHN, #CHD, #ValleyOpp, #DressforSuccess, #AmherstSurvivalCenter, #CareCenterHolyoke, #YWCAWesternMa, #WomenShelter , #FriendsOfTheHomeless ,
If you know of anyone we missed, let us know!
Thank you to our Business Donors for 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.
MassLive Article about the Period Project by Cori Urban
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: email@example.com