Submitted by Lauren C.
I am a Girl Scout Senior and just finished my Silver Award project with fellow troop member Annaliese A. (she/her). For our Silver Award, we installed a pad-only dispenser at every bathroom in Liberty Middle School because we noticed that many students didn’t have access to period products and were too embarrassed to ask the nurse for a pad (which nobody should be embarrassed about, but there has been a generational stigma surrounding menstruation). We had to work for $1,200 to purchase the six dispensers, and we made money through a Redbubble shop where we uploaded designs.
After we finished our project, we wanted to make a bigger impact in the community. We partnered with Always and were able to collect more than 75,000 pads to donate in addition to the dispensers! Also, we were able to speak at the National PERIOD Day Rally in Denver with a local non-profit, Period Kits! They were also key in helping us raise all of the pads and we appreciate everyone’s support!
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