Supporting Sisters #TheHomelessPeriod #CharityTuesday

Posted on 19th May 2015 in #charitytuesday/ charity/ colchester/ homelessness

Supporting SistersPhoto courtesy of Supporting Sisters

Every so often I hear of something so screamingly obvious that I can’t believe a) I’ve never thought about it before and b) that it didn’t already exist. Today I have heard of just such a thing.

Supporting Sisters is a new charity that collects and distributes sanitary products and underwear to homeless women via the Colchester Night Shelter. Supporting Sisters believe that all women deserve to be comfortable when their time of the month comes, whoever and wherever they are. Supporting Sisters Logo

They accept donations of brand new underwear and sanitary products. They are able to accept individual products as long as they are individually wrapped. For further details of how to donate please keep an eye on their facebook page where they will also advertise events in order to raise money and awareness.

Seeing this made me wonder how many other towns are running similar schemes, if you know of any local to you please add the details in comments.

Here is a recent Telegraph article about #TheHomelessPeriod.

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3 Comments

  • Reply Jane 19th May 2015 at 9:49 pm

    Fantastic local activism. You’re right – I’m ashamed to say I hadn’t thought how difficult it must be for homeless women. It’s bad enough for the rest of us. Spread the word, ladies and gents.

  • Reply therabbitholez 20th May 2015 at 2:52 pm

    I’m a local, also homeless and not heard of this, Beacon house I think also offers this service, thanks for highlighting.

  • Reply Helen 12th September 2015 at 11:33 pm

    Thanks for writing about us! We do actually distribute in lots of other areas apart from Colchester, including Southend, Basildon, Ipswich, Birmingham and Lancaster and we’re always on the look out for people wanting to set up a Supporting Sisters branch in their area. You can contact us at: supportingsisters@aol.co.uk

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