COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE

Periods don’t stop for pandemics… and neither does Dignity Matters.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dignity Matters has been working around the clock to ensure that 8,500 women and girls get free, reliable, and dignified access to menstrual products every month.

We continue to provide for the 4,000 women we supported prior to COVID-19 through 125 partners, including: Catie’s Closet, The Women’s Lunch Place, Pine Street Inn, Family Promise MetroWest, A Place To Turn, The Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, and Boston Health Care for The Homeless Program.

With your help, Dignity Matters distributed a record 553,444 menstrual care items between March and Juve 2020.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have also joined forces with organizations throughout the state to distribute menstrual care to an additional 4,500 women and girls in immediate need each month. These new partners include:

  • Emergency Centers at 25 public schools in Boston, Framingham, Lawrence and Lowell
  • The MetroWest YMCA, The Greater Boston YMCA and The Greater Lowell YMCA
  • The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Lowell
  • Chelsea Collaborative
  • FamilyAid Boston
  • JFS MetroWest
  • Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

Dignity Matters will do all we can to provide women living in poverty with essential menstrual care during COVID-19 – but we need your help to make it happen:

4 EASY WAYS TO HELP FROM HOME:

Donate Today

Donate Today

The fastest way to help is to donate on our website. We can give a woman a month of period protection for just $2.16, so gifts of every size make a difference.

Host a Social Media Fundraiser

Host a Social Media Fundraiser

Like and share us on Facebook and Instagram and encourage your community to support Dignity Matters. It’s the quickest and safest way to help the most women and educate family and friends about period poverty. Every dollar will provide period protection and underwear to women in need. Create a Facebook Fundraiser for us, post a link to our donation page on Facebook, or add a donation sticker for Dignity Matters to Instagram your stories.

Host a Product Donation Drive

Host a Product Donation Drive

You can also host a drive right from home. We recommend finding a large, blue, grey or black plastic bin that you can store on your porch or in your driveway. Tell family and friends that you are collecting menstrual care, bras (new or like-new) and underwear (new with tags or in packages of 5 or 6) for Dignity Matters, and that they can drop off items in your bin. We recommend handling them with gloves and isolating them for 3 days to ensure safety during COVID-19.

Send items from our Amazon Wish List

Send items from our Amazon Wish List

Our Amazon Wish List includes links to the products we need most urgently. Everything ships right to our warehouse and goes immediately to women and girls at shelters, food pantries and emergency centers. You can share the list with friends and family via email or social media to amplify your impact.