We provide menstrual products to people in need on Cape Ann.
Access to menstrual hygiene products is a basic survival need, but for many people in America this need goes unmet. This can have a negative impact on people’s lives in a variety of ways, including missing work or school and having to resort to unhygienic practices, which causes infections requiring medical attention. Homeless shelters and food pantries rarely have adequate supplies of tampons or pads to meet the needs of their clients. Because it’s something we rarely talk about, people just don’t think to donate these essential items.
We have been in operation since December 2016 and began working with The Open Door in June 2017. We've raised over $15,000 and it costs us around $1,500 a month to meet the needs of our community. An average 500 individuals a month take advantage of our products. Our funds are low at the moment, so an Awesome Gloucester grant right now would really help!
Funded by Gloucester, MA (July 2018)