The Period Project

The Catherine McAuley Center believes it is important to treat menstruation as a basic hygiene practice while working to provide the necessary products to those in need to address this basic element of health care.

“Period poverty" refers to the lack of access to the necessary menstrual health products and reportedly affects 1 in 5 women. As the Center serves primarily women and children experiencing homelessness, period poverty is a significant barrier for our clients.

The Catherine McAuley Center’s Period Project is meant to:

🔴Provide access to menstrual hygiene products.

🔴Educate that period poverty is a real issue.

🔴Advocate to reduce stigma around periods and period poverty.

🔴Empower those who menstruate.

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Here are some of the ways you can get involved!

Take as many actions as you’d like.

Host a donation drive for items that will support The Period Project🔴

Make a financial contribution: this can be done on the "DONATE" page of our website- just select The Period Project🔴 in the drop-down menu when making your secure donation.

 

You can volunteer to:

*make Menstrual Awareness Bracelets to be included in the kit

*write out empowering & inspirational cards for the recipients of the menstrual kits

*collaborate with us and decorate the canvas totes being used for the menstrual kits

 

Commit to helping eradicate period poverty in our local community.

*If you are a business owner or leader of a local establishment/organization, please consider supplying free period products in your bathroom(s). This is a simple and affordable step that will have an immediate and positive impact in our community. Please contact Brooke to discuss your participation in detail.

 

If you have questions, need additional information or want to reach out in support of The Period Project, please contact Brooke Grunza  at 570-209-3752 or via email at bgrunza@catherinemcauleycenter.org.  

 

Be prepared. Be confident. Be empowered. Period🔴