Although we do many things, supporting menstruation poverty is still the core of our work. On Wednesday we delivered another 100 Period Packs to support people experiencing homelessness, to the North Richmond Health Centre. Each pack contains enough sanitary items for the average period plus liners, disposable bags and wipes. Thank you for helping us help so many others xx

Yesterday we helped another 24 kids who, without your donations, would be back at school without the essentials. With our corporate crew from Flight Centre helping us pack, we smashed out 21 bags for the senior kids and 3 bags for the junior kids, which drummond street services will distribute to waiting families at the local City of Yarra commission flats. Each bag contains lunch boxes, books, stationary, a fully kitted out pencil case and more. “They are so, so grateful and couldn’t do it without you” says our contact at Drummond Street Services. And by “you”, we mean “you”, […]

Well this was amazing. Today we made about 100 crisis bags for women in crisis and refuge accommodation. Each bag has 4 new articles of clothing from Adrift and Sportsgirl including a dress, pants, shirt and jumper 3 pairs of underwear Toiletries bag with shampoo conditioner deodorant body wash body crème. Period pack 3 pairs of socks We also include new shoes and new bras which are given out depending on size. Heaps of fun having the crew from Flight Centre Australia with us both today and yesterday to firstly help sort our warehouse and then help us pack these […]

Last night I spoke to an incredible group of women about the work we do here at National Homeless Collective and the Period Project. One of the topics I touch on is the gender differences in disaster management. Women always fare worse off in disasters This is because disaster management tends to be a male dominated field however infant and home care tend to be female dominated roles. Women are more likely to die or be seriously injured or die in a disaster simply because they can’t run if they need to because they have the care of infants and […]

Our hearts (and Period Packs!) go out to the victims of the NSW and QLD floods. The incredible Kelly from our sister charity Underwear for Humanity came in to pick up some Period Packs to take to flood victims along with hundreds of pairs of new underwear. We can’t do much but we can do something. At least we know those who are affected by the floods and are menstruating won’t be left without sanitary items. This is what you do. This is how you help. Thank you so much from all of us xx