Project Dignity, an initiative of Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy, raises awareness about period poverty and its effects on women and girls. This year, Project Dignity is observing National Menstrual Hygiene Day on May 28 by collecting donations of menstrual products.
Periods are a fact of life for just about half the world’s population, but not everyone who has a period gets to experience it with dignity. Many women, girls, and others who menstruate suffer from poor menstrual hygiene caused by a lack of education, persisting taboos and stigma, limited access to menstrual products, and poor sanitation infrastructure. This can undermine the educational opportunities, health, and overall social status of women and girls and prevent them from reaching their full potential.
This video from Bustle highlights how difficult it is for unhoused women to manage their periods:
Menstrual products collected through Project Dignity are distributed to four organizations on an ongoing basis: JF&CS Food Pantry, CHRIS 180, Solidarity Sandy Springs, and the Sandy Springs Community Assistance Center.
To get involved, you can:
- Bring your donation of menstrual pads or tampons to Federation’s Annual Meeting on Wednesday, May 31 at the Selig Center
- Visit our Amazon Wishlist to donate menstrual products
- Volunteer to deliver collected products to our local partners or
- Arrange Drop Off by contacting email@example.com or 404-870-1618
It is imperative that we look out for women and girls in Atlanta, and make our city a safer, healthier place to have a period. Project Dignity is an opportunity to practice tikkun olam, repairing the world, and we invite you to join us in this effort.
Thank you for your support of this important cause.
The Project Dignity Committee:
Amy Arogeti, Marcy Bass, Caren Merlin, Lori Peljovich, Jessica Sacks
For any questions, please contact Becca Langfelder at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-870-1618.