In 2022 Church World Service (CWS) and The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) launched a new joint menstrual hygiene kit initiative to provide essential health and dignity products to vulnerable communities across the U.S. It is hard to believe that today, two in five women do not have access to the resources to allow them to have sanitary menstrual hygiene.
From shelters along the border to local resettlement offices across the nation, immigrants and refugees often arrive with little more than the clothes on their backs. The same can be said for families who have been affected by hurricanes and other disasters.
Kansas Disciples Women will be partnering with CWS at the Spring 2024 Spirit Fest events to assemble the Period packs. Our goal is to complete 250 packs during Spirit Fest.
It is a chance to be a blessing to individuals who lack access to necessary feminine care supplies like sanitary napkins, tampons, and soap.
These items can be brought to one of the 2024 Spirit Fest events. Read more about 2024 Spirit Fest here.
Financial Donations Welcome
The cost to construct a pack is about $12.50 each. Financial donations will be used to purchase additional items. Donate online below or mail your check to the Christian Church in Kansas, 2914 SW MacVicar Ave. Topeka KS 66611. Donations may also be sent directly to Carla Pearson at 1816 17th Ave., McPherson, KS 67460. Checks should be made out to Christian Church in Kansas with KDW SF project written on the memo line.
Even if you are not able to attend the event, taking part in this special project will be a blessing to those in need.