In a society where anything that costs money is scarce we tend to think about larger things like TV’s, clothes, better foods, etc. The truth of the matter is that every day, simple items like soap, toothbrushes, books, toys are out of reach for many people. This is true for personal hygiene items like sanitary napkins for young ladies reaching puberty and beyond.
Once a period begins, without this simple, necessary item girls usually stay home and miss school. Once they return to school aft er being away for a week or so they are behind in their lessons. Th ey have to work extra hard to make up for lost time. In addition, while they at home they are confi ned to the house or to the local area and they do not socialize with adults or other young people.
Th rough this program administered by the Hospital, young women are taught to make reusable sanitary napkins using cloth and a fi ller. Th ese are very inexpensive but can allow a girl to stay in school and not face any of the stigma associated with a very natural but unwelcome condition. Your gift of $10 will purchase the materials for a young lady to have enough sanitary napkin inserts and holders for one year. She will be taught to make them through a program of the Hospital.