On the Spot is a local organization which provides menstrual products to girls in local public schools. Many local students do not have access to proper menstrual products for various reasons, including economic hardship and disrupted family situations. Teachers, nurses and administrators at the schools do their best to provide the products, but pay for them out of their own pockets. Even more heartbreaking, young girls stay home from school while menstruating. Think these products are covered under food stamps? They aren't!
This month, On the Spot is teaming up with The Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project to help out these girls. They're asking that you donate menstrual products in a tote bag and bring it to one of the many drop-off spots (see here). Here's some suggestions on what to stock in the bag:
And, please check here and here for more ways that you can help!
Box of pads, any size. Variety is good. Special need for pads designed for young girls. Box of tampons, any size. Variety is good. Panty liners, any variety. Unscented is best. New reusable products are welcome, too. If we can give women choices, that’s good. New or gently used tote bags. Backpacks also useful. Sample and trials are fine as long as they are sealed.