The Period Project is an Australia-wide initiative that provides support, menstruation products and essential living items to women, non-binary people, and trans men experiencing homelessness and housing uncertainty.
The Packs come in different styles varieties and each will have extras such as disposable scented bags, wipes, gloves and hand sanitiser. The assembly gets done by volunteers and at-risk and long-term unemployed women.
In 2019 we collaborated with 50+ partners to distribute more than 10,000 Period Packs, providing dignity and relieving pain and anxiety that women experience when they’re sleeping rough and their period arrives.
Period products are expensive and often unaffordable for the most vulnerable in society. We’d like to ask your help in sponsoring homeless women though their period. The idea is that each time you get your period it's your reminder to donate one pack of sanitary products to the Period Project, or you can donate $5 and we will purchase them on your behalf. You can sponsor once, or as many times as you like, all help is very much appreciated!
The Period Project acknowledges transgender males who are also in need of sanitary products. Our use of feminine pronouns and terminology is in no way meant to exclude them.
The Period Project operates across Australia and have projects in Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney, Gippsland, Geelong and the Murray Region in Victoria.
We operate in South Australia under another charity project called Essentials for Women South Australia and in the Northern Territory we operate with remote indigenous communities under our project called Secret Women's Business.
We have partnered with Gift Box Organic. As part of this partnership The Period Project employs homeless women or women escaping domestic abuse to perform the packing and fulfillment of the Gift Box Organic subscriptions.
If you would like to make a financial donation to the The Period Project or sponsor a woman experiencing homelessness getting through their period, you can do so below using Credit Card or PayPal facilities through our secure payment gateway.
Note: To setup a monthly sponsorship please remember to select the Monthly recurrence option at checkout.
Please watch the video below as Melbourne Period Project Tackles Homelessness Myths
We might be close to being out of lockdown but we’re not there yet and people still need our support. Yesterday we sent 946 Nappies plus dozens of toothbrushes, toothpastes deodorants and tins did formula for families doing really tough during covid. We’re so pleased to be able to support
Sometimes a small thing can make a huge difference to someone in need, especially when no one else is around to help. 🍔🍟🥤 Instant food wins are very popular for people sleeping rough, as they can redeem them when the food vans are gone and the street feeds are closed.
The pandemic has hit hard in so many ways and we haven’t been immune from its wrath. We ran out of almost everything for our Period Packs just as the need for donations was increasing. We reached out to the incredible people at Johnson & Johnson who own Carefree and