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Hood Students Helping Women in Need

Hood College

March 25, 2018

 

When seven students from Hood College learned that feminine hygiene products are one of the most highly requested items in homeless shelters and are also one of the least donated, they decided to launch Project Astraea. Due to the stigma surrounding menstruation, we have been trained not to think about tampons or pads. However, Project Astraea aims to end unequal access to feminine hygiene products by bringing light to an underrepresented problem and connecting donors, non-profits, organizations, and those in need.

Where will you sleep tonight? What will your next meal be? How will you keep yourself clean while on your period? Feminine hygiene products are one of the most highly requested items in homeless shelters and are also one of the least donated. When seven students from Hood College learned this, they decided to launch Project Astraea. Due to the stigma surrounding menstruation, we have been trained not to think about tampons or pads. However, Project Astraea aims to end unequal access to feminine hygiene products by bringing light to an underrepresented problem and connecting donors, non-profits, organizations, and those in need.

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