3 Places to Donate Tampons to Those in Need
Yes, please tape up the box or package with all the individually sealed items inside. Yes, as long as they are unused and individually sealed or in a sealed box. Donations are collected locally by our affiliates and then distributed locally to our organizational partners. By keeping a young girl in school, you are supporting her for a lifetime. We collect new, unused, in-date personal care and household cleaning essentials – including deodorant, shower gel, shampoo, make-up, nappies, toilet roll, laundry detergent and surface cleaner. If you need them and use them, then it is likely someone else needs and uses them too.
Our nation is currently facing a severe tampon shortage (because apparently a never-ending pandemic wasn’t bad enough). We are in communication with local shelters and respond to their particular needs. In large part because the topic of menstruation is rarely discussed publicly. Similarly, we do not see or hear about poor women’s underwear needs. Homeless women are, by and large, ‘invisible’, so we tend not to think about them much.
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The tampon shortage will eventually end, but period poverty will continue. If you have the means, the resources, and the access to donate tampons and other menstrual products, here are a few great organizations that you can give to. Your period product donations will be distributed to people in need in Franklin County, Ohio. Your monetary donations will be used to purchase period products, packaging, and other supplies needed to fulfill period product requests. As long as they are individually wrapped, we accept them.
As more people find themselves out of work or furloughed, requests to I Support The Girls continue to pour in. Google Maps is a web mapping service developed by Google. In 2020, Google Maps was used by over 1 billion people every month. A crowdfunding page has been launched by the charity Freedom4Girls to raise money for research into how this is affecting young women. Gather your friends and start a sewing group to make pads for girls in need.
However, you can help by supporting organizations that donate menstrual products to people with periods who need them. Your period doesn’t stop because of a hurricane or wildfire! Tens of thousands of girls and women are evacuated from their homes without a chance to pack personal items, including bras and menstrual hygiene products. This means they lack the most basic, personal items and temporary shelters unfortunately do not have enough for everyone. For the 216,000 girls and women experiencing homelessness across the U.S., bras and menstrual hygiene products are considered a luxury.
Unfortunately, a tampon shortage isn’t the only issue facing menstruators these days. Because, even if the shelves were full of products, many menstruators still wouldn’t be able to afford them. As long as the products are individually wrapped, we can accept them. Please place opened packages in plastic bags labeled with the type of product and number of products in the bag. Monetary donations help us order additional items, and help with our operating costs. There are 600,000 people experiencing homelessness in the U.S.
At The Hygiene Bank, we believe it is not right that feeling clean should be a luxury or a privilege for anyone in our society, yet many are living in poverty and cannot afford to stay clean. That is why our network of projects exists – to give people access to the basics they need. You can drop off your donation at any of our permanent bins in Massachusetts; click here to search for your closest bin. If you would like to donate a large quantity of products, email us and we can arrange a drop-off at our warehouse. I had tons because I had heavy periods then suddenly I had none, and I was just the menstrual product fairy for a while. Learn more about donating menstrual products to Helping Women Period here.
Contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. It is estimated that there are 150,000,000 persons experiencing homelessness around the world. At least 360,000 bras as each girl and woman should have at least two bras. All sizes accepted from training bras to custom made, extremely large bras.