7 Steps to Organizing a Tampon/Pad Drive for Homeless Women

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Women who are homeless suffer a lot of indignities. One of them is being without tampons and pads when their periods occur. Put yourself in their place. How would you feel?

Homeless shelters do a tremendous job of providing a safe place to sleep and a warm meal but they often have to rely on what is donated to them. Funding sources don’t generally include a tampon and pad line item. And frankly, it just doesn’t occur to most people to donate feminine hygiene products. Who wants to drive up to a shelter with a bag full of tampons when winter coats and donuts are so much more glamorous?

If you’re somebody who thinks it’s important to help homeless women keep their dignity by having access to clean, safe feminine hygiene supplies, then you should think about doing a tampon and pad donation drive in your town. Here’s my…

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About Bernadette

I live in the small town of Haddonfield, NJ. I am at an age in my life when I seem to spend time thinking and musing about life. These musings are usually stimulated by my walks through Haddonfield, my reading of books and fellow bloggers, and my interaction with my group of fabulous family and friends.

5 Responses

  1. Thank you for addressing this need. I can’t say that I have ever seen sanitary products mentioned on the lists of items needed for donations. I am sure it is not deliberately ignored, but this is a nice reminder that we need to think about even the most personal needs that we can help meet. 🙂

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  2. I saw a great video on Facebook recently about a man who invented a simple machine to make pads for women at low cost. In India, where this man lived women often had to use rags as sanitary products were so expensive. The video is available to view on @ThisIsZinc

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