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Greenwich Time: Students at Sacred Heart combat period poverty

This article originally appeared in the Greenwich Time; to read it in full, please visit the newspaper's website.

For women in poverty, the start of their period means jerry-rigging shelter-provided pads into tampons. And failing that, when they do not have supplies, turning to socks, clothes, rags or plastic bags.

When Sacred Heart Greenwich sophomore Caroline Guza and her older sister Stephanie realized what poor women are forced to do, they decided to help. Last week, the girls raised money and purchased period products, which they assembled into care packages Wednesday that they will donate to area shelters.
 
“We want to show other girls that it’s important to help women in need because we are women,” Caroline said. “This is something every woman goes through.”
 
First, the students had to educate people about “period poverty.”


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