Period Poverty Project Packs 80,000 Pads

Leila Feldman, Staff Writer

On Friday, November 12, the senior class packaged pads into gift bags to distribute to menstruators in need of products. Senior Bella Myer said her experience was “super high energy. Each advisory worked very efficiently, forming assembly lines and designating people to specific jobs, as they were excited to compete against other advisories. Knowing that around 150 kids can work together to pack around 80,000 period products in one day, serving thousands of people in our community, is incredibly inspiring.”

As seniors packed products diligently into packs, the boxes outside the library grew. (Photo courtesy of The Bishop’s School)

This activity was organized by the Period Poverty Project Club (PPP) on campus, which was founded by Seniors Yasi Henderson and Andrea Rix. PPP aims to provide impoverished or low-income women with menstrual products. Co-founder Yasi Henderson (‘22) said “Andrea [Rix (‘22)] and I feel so grateful for all our incredible student, faculty, and parent volunteers. They were so invested in the project and made it all happen with the most positive attitudes—the event truly would not have been the great success that it was without them.” In the end Ms. Amy Allen’s advisory won, but it’s clear that the impact it made was what will stick with the seniors.