Entry #9: Menstrual Product Drive Donation

For this chapter meeting, my supervisor Jenna as well as all of the interns have a meeting about the menstrual product drive donation event. The menstrual product drive donation event was about bringing awareness to menstrual health as well as collecting menstrual and hygiene products for those who are unfortunate to provide for themselves. The reason behind throwing the menstrual product drive donation event is most shelters across the states don’t receive enough government funds to put towards products or any list of priorities that people need. Especially with female products such as pads and tampons since they are the least important necessity items to have but it is as serious and important to have as a female periods can occur at any moment.

So in order for the students to support the issue related to menstrual products, nypirg has thrown an event from 3/21 to 4/11 where we collect menstrual health and other hygiene products such as tampons, pads, menstrual cups, soaps, razors, toothpaste, hair products, and whatever other hygiene products in boxes located on certain areas of the Namm building. Also, we all have to go to classes with a script addressing the issue and how students can help. This was the most nerve-wracking thing I have done so far.