The invitation to spend a day off from school packing feminine products doesn't have quite the same appeal as skiing or shopping, but on January 15, 11 teens from Millburn, Short Hills, Chatham, and Peapack-Gladstone, NJ willingly gathered to give back in a 'day of service' to help those in need.
Using the office space of the Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills, 28 Days volunteers packaged up more than 20,000 tampons and nearly 5,000 pads. The group also put together 'feminine care kits', which were distributed at the Women's March in NYC and Morristown, NJ. The kits contain a tampon, pad, and information about 28 Days.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a day of remembrance for the work and spirit of a leader famous for saying, "Life's most persistent and urgent question question is, 'What are you doing for others?"
In a few hours, the teens were back to their social activities, earned community service for their efforts, and have the experience of helping women and girls in need. Do you have a group that would like to volunteer to package period products? If so, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete this form and we'll be in touch soon!