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The Period Project 2018

Published:  January 1, 2018

For women living with homelessness or poverty, having a period is more than a hassle. It’s a financial burden. Basic menstrual hygiene products are costly, especially for women struggling to support themselves and their families. But pads and tampons are considered “non-essential” by the federal government, so they are not covered by SNAP and WIC programs. What’s more, women and teens who are homeless often lack consistent access to hygiene products or safe sanitary spaces.

The public is invited to join the Zonta Clubs of Springfield, Northampton, and Quaboag Valley in distributing dignity to women and teens in need. You can donate items to create monthly menstrual kits for homeless women and to stock supplies at local shelters. Together, we can make a period just a little easier for women and teens in need.

Donations Needed:

  • Sealed Boxes of Pads or Tampons
  • Cleansing Wipes, Hand Sanitizers or Soap
  • Panty Liners
  • New Pairs of Underwear (Any Size)
  • Cash to purchase items for the kit

Collection Boxes for The Period Project: 

Amherst – Jazzercize Studio 116, 460 West Street
Belchertown – Easthampton Savings Bank40 State Street

Belchertown – Making Waves Hair Salon8 Jabish Street
Belchertown – Station 5 Salon, 5 Jabish Street
ranby – Total Body Yoga & Pilates Fitness Studio185 W. State Street
Hadley – The Hair Shop8 River Drive

Hadley – Sunraise Printing322 Russell Street
udlow – Hubbard Memorial Library24 Center Street

Ludlow – In the Box135 East Street
Ludlow – So Cool Gifts & Accessories345 Holyoke Street
onson – Hair It Is, 129 Palmer Road 

Northampton – Cancer Connection Thrift Shop, 375 South Street
Palmer – Life’s Memories & More1085 Park Street
Springfield – Dress for Success Boutique, Eastfield Mall 1655 Boston Road (Note: The Mall Management Office will also accept donations during the  business hours that the Dress for Success Boutique may not be open)
West Springfield – Renew Calm Day Spa160 Baldwin Street


Donations are accepted through the Zonta International website. There, you may choose to make an online monetary donation or download a mail-in form. You may also choose a fund to designate your donation to. On behalf of all the women in the world, we thank you for supporting the Zonta International Foundation.

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