People are being encouraged to help women and girls in Wolverhampton who cannot afford sanitary products by supporting a City of Wolverhampton Council collection.
It is estimated that a fifth of UK parents are struggling to afford to buy sanitary protection for their daughters, with over 135,000 girls missing out on school each year because of ‘period poverty’.
To help, people are being invited to donate sanitary products – along with other much needed items such as toiletries, nappies, soap and toothpaste – via a collection point at the rear entrance of the Civic Centre in St Peter’s Square, Wolverhampton. Non-perishable foodstuffs can also be donated at the collection point.
All donations will be distributed to Wolverhampton families living in poverty via local food banks and voluntary sector organisations.
To find out more about The Homeless Period project in Wolverhampton – visit their website: https://www.thehomelessperiod-wolverhampton.co.uk/