United Way distributes feminine hygiene kits with schools

Published 4:29 pm Thursday, November 12, 2020


The Franklin-Southampton Area United Way generously shared feminine hygiene kits with Franklin High School and J.P. King, Jr. Middle School to distribute to students of Franklin City Public Schools.

Girl Scout Troop 1707 and members of the United Way Board recently assembled 360 feminine hygiene kits. All items for the kits were donated by International Paper. These were distributed to local middle and high schools and to the Franklin Cooperative Ministry.

Period poverty affects more than 40 million women and girls worldwide, meaning disadvantaged women and girls around the world and in our communities lack access to sanitary products, feminine hygiene education, clean facilities or waste management during their menstrual cycles. Poor menstrual hygiene can cause physical health risks and can lead to reproductive problems.

This partnership with United Way Worldwide is just one way International Paper is dedicated to addressing critical needs in the communities where employees live and work by mobilizing its people, products and resources.