Thursday, September 08, 2005

Don't Forget Women in Katrina Donations

Many agencies, such as Second Harvest, are collecting food and personal hygiene items for Katrina victims in shelters. The hygiene items listed are usually those such as deodorant and baby-oriented products such as diapers and wipes. Along with canned foods, I'm planning to donate tampons and pads for women to use. Why? If people can't get diapers or deodorant, where are they going to get menstrual products? This need is never specifically mentioned by the donation sites, but I can't think it doesn't exist. I hope through this type of donation, I can help relieve at least one worry of the women displaced by the hurricane. Normally I'm not a supporter of disposable menstrual products, but most women use this type of product, and I hope this will help relieve some of the indiginity of the situation.
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