Period Poverty is a massive problem for people in Ireland who can’t afford tampons or pads. There are resources available for those who want to help provide for people in need.
UCD Drop Off Points
The current locations of drop-off points for donations are as follows:
- Gerard Manley Hopkins Building: Global Lounge – beside reception, Lower Ground Floor, UCD International
- Hannah Sheehy-Skeffington Building: Entrance hall under room numbers
- James Joyce Library: Outside, beside book swap
- Newman Building: Corridor of D1 (outside office D110)
- Newman Building: Entrance to Geography Office corridor, ground floor
- Newstead Building: (Block A beside the post department) International Study Centre, Student’s Committee
- O’ Brien Centre for Science: Ground floor of the Hub, beside post box
- Roebuck Office Building: Entrance hall
- School of Computer Science: Ground floor, on the right
- School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems: B106
- Student’s Union
- Tierney building: 1st floor book swap shelf area
The NMH Foundation & the Homeless Period
Here in the NMH our Social Work Team will be giving Mothers maternity pads, breast pads & disposable underwear, as needed. We have been very lucky and received a donation from Mothercare Ireland keeping our stocks high but there are still other ways to support women.
Next time you are doing your weekly shop you might consider purchasing some sanitary products for NMH Mothers who cannot afford them themselves.
Check out https://twitter.com/HomelessPeriodD and find out more about collection points.