We have begun sewing reusable sanitary napkins to supply the demand for heavy absorption menstrual pads. The proposal I have for this campaign is titled '5,000 Reusable Napkins for Underprivileged Canadian Girls', our goal is to support young girls from low-income families, homeless or sheltered women/girls, and Northern Ontario's indigenous community.
We will be providing 5 reusable napkins and a wet bag to each girl, eliminating period poverty for up to 5 years.
Reusables are a very convenient and effective solution to fight Period poverty because they eliminate the need for years! We also find that we tend to get a lot of thin/light absorbance pads in our donation drives so sewing reusables will enable us to support women with heavy flows.
At the moment, we do not have any heavy absorption pads in stock or funds to purchase any so we hand out tampons instead which are not always favoured by the women.
Disposable pads and tampons contribute to our environmental footprint by adding to landfills and plastic pollution. Reusable pads and cups are a more concrete solution and are able to inhibit period poverty for years!
- Elisabeth Scicchitano
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