October 9, 2019

Princeton Period Project Providing Information at McCaffrey’s Oct. 19

To the Editor:

It has been just a year since the Princeton Period Project started its work to help provide an affordable, reliable supply of feminine hygiene products, addressing what’s called “period poverty” that exists in the Princeton area and around the world. We’ve distributed more than 60,000 period products in the Princeton public schools, at our parent organization Princeton Cornerstone Community Kitchen, and at agencies such as Womanspace, Arm in Arm, HomeFront, LifeTies, Rescue Mission of Trenton, and more.

The items we distribute come from collections done by local businesses and employers such as Princeton University Press, Gloria Nilson & Co., YogaStream, Princeton Alumni Corps, University League Nursery School, Gratitude Yoga, FitBody Boot Camp, and others, as well as from “period parties” hosted by individuals for their friends and neighbors.

Thanks once again to the support from McCaffrey’s, we’ll be providing information and accepting product and cash donations at their Princeton market on Saturday October 19 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. We’ll also be participating in the first National Period Day (also October 19), organized around the country by Period.org (www.period.org). The Princeton chapter of Period.org will be holding a rally from 3-4 pm on Hinds Plaza on Witherspoon Street.

Please join with us on October 19 so we can do even more to overcome period poverty and improve the lives of girls and women, enabling them to fully participate in school, work, and other activities.

Gil Gordon
Princeton Period Project Coordinator