After months of anticipation and COVID-related supply-chain delays, a shipment of more than 4,000 sanitary pads finally arrived this fall. We quickly distributed them to 22 middle and high schools in the St. Louis area.
That's 4,000 steps toward ending period poverty in our hometown, where many girls in low-income communities rely on their school nurse for menstruation supplies, or their teachers. "Virtually every female teacher will tell you they stock pads in their desks for girls who don't have them at home," says Dignity Period Executive Director Angie Wiseman. "Sometimes girls fashion makeshift pads out of their younger siblings' diapers."
Our reusable pads give girls a sustainable solution to managing their periods. Each kit includes four pads, made with the same high-quality, super-absorbent material that our partners at Cottonbabies uses in their cloth diapers.
Your support will help us provide more pads to more girls, expanding our reach beyond St. Louis, to more communities across Missouri and elsewhere in the U.S.
Our 2021 Gala is going virtual
We hope you'll join us at our Virtual Masquerade Gala next year. We miss you and wish we could celebrate an evening with you in person. But until we make it safely to the other side of COVID-19, we will continue to host any and all Dignity Period gatherings virtually. Stay tuned for more details. We'll let you know as soon as you can register for the event.
Continuing to stand by in Tigray
Unfortunately, there are no reliable news updates from Ethiopia at this time. Due to the political troubles there, all communication with the Tigray region remains cut off. We will provide updates if and when we receive them. In the meantime, please keep the people of Ethiopia in your hearts and prayers.
— Lewis & Helen Wall