At PROJECT. wellbeing is at the forefront of what we’re working together towards. A lot of women in need don't have access to feminine products and PROJECT. works towards lessening their struggle to obtain them. We strongly believe that women shouldn't have to worry how they're going to deal with their periods in addition to what they're already going through. Our programs and activities are designed to be a catalyst that helps the women in need in our community with their basic needs. Learn more about the positive impact we have and join us in bringing about positive change.
A Bit About Us
We are six Girl Scouts from Troop 3141 of Nassau County, NY and this past year we recently learned about how homeless women manage their periods. The information we found was truly shocking, and the truth is that most of them can't manage them because of the hardships they already face. Among other things, their period cannot always be prioritized. Having access to sanitary products should be a basic right, and as girls we understand the need for them. We wondered how we could possibly help this issue.
Besides homeless women, we've recently learned about women struggling, right in our own community. These women are victims of domestic violence and abuse. There are so many women affected by abuse right in your own community.
- An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.
- Between 21-60% of victims of intimate parter violence lose their jobs due to reasons stemming from their abuse.
“Every month they are placed in a crisis situation. You shouldn't have to decide between a pad and having lunch."
New York City Council Member
YES Community Counseling Center
We've recently partnered with the YES Group who focuses on helping people in the community who've fallen victim to domestic, physical or emotional violence. Their needs are just as prevalent as those who are homeless, and are grateful for whatever help they receive. Helping them with their basic needs is important to us.
Majority of our donations will go to them. Many people don't realize the issues going on, right in our own community. Money donations to their organization can be made through the link below. Material donations will be colected by us.
You Can Make a Difference
Your support and donations are important to our work at PROJECT. There are many ways you can contribute towards our causes, and anything helps. What we often take for granted can greatly help those in need.
Make a Donation
Donations are the best way to contribute to our cause. Anything and everything helps! We're always collecting items and appreciate anything that comes our way! The donations we receive are brought to shelters and facilities equipped to distribute the products.
What Can I Donate?
We accept most sanitary items including but not limited to; all pads, tampons, panty liners, cleansing wipes, reusable period underwear, body washes, deodorant, toilet paper, etc. We prefer that donations are not loose items, like single tampons, panty liners, etc. If possible, they should be in a sealed package. Contact us for any inquiries!
How Can I Donate?
There are 2 drop off points, one at the Yes Center and the other at All State Insurance Agent; Robert Zabbia which is located at 847 N Broadway Suite 101 Massapequa NY 11758. There is a link below for the Yes Center.