for Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS) is holding a Personal Care and Feminine Hygiene Products Drive to help women in need who experience obstacles to obtaining menstrual health products.
Menstrual hygiene management is a fundamental necessity, but one out of five women report being unable to afford feminine products.
Women with lack of proper access to menstrual supplies due to financial hardship or homelessness suffer ill effects to their health and dignity each month. All women should have the ability to hygienically manage menstruation in a safe and dignified manner.
You can help in the following ways.
1. Click on SHOP NOW to purchase the items you would like to donate. You will be emailed a tax receipt at the time of purchase. All goods donated online will be shipped directly to CSS to help stock the shelves of its “Ladies Locker” pantries which provides women in need with menstrual health products. CSS' housing and social services programs benefitting include: Mercy Hospice and McAuley House; Women of Hope; Visitation Homes; Mercy Café; Chester City Coffee Club; and six Family Service Centers across the five-county Philadelphia area. Donated items will also be distributed to CSS Social Workers who work within Archdiocesan High Schools. All online costs include tax as well as shipping and handling.
2. Donate In Person: To donate new and unopened feminine hygiene products in person, please contact Ms. Amy Stoner, director of Community Based and Housing and Homeless Services Division of Catholic Social Services, at astoner@CHS-ADPHILA.ORG to schedule a drop-off at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center located at 222 North 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
3. Financial Contribution: To make a financial contribution to our work, please visit the CSS website to view our secure online giving page. You can make a one-time gift or set up a recurring monthly or quarterly donation.
As a vital ministry of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, we have a 200-year history of serving the most vulnerable and at-risk members of our society regardless of background and faith. Thank you for your continued support of Catholic Social Services, one of the largest private non-profit charitable providers of social services in Southeastern Pennsylvania.