Who are we? We are the Gippsland Hub for the Melbourne Period Project
What we do? We support women and transgender men experiencing homelessness in Gippsand by providing sanitary products. Our sanitary packs are distributed through our partnership with Quantum Support Services.
Why do we do it? Imagine the humiliation, pain and fear that women and transgender men experience when they’re sleeping rough and their period arrives. They often have nothing. Imagine having to ask a stranger for sanitary products, even if that stranger is there to help.
What is in our packs?
Our packs come in 4 different varieties and each will have extras such as disposable scented bags, wipes, gloves and hand sanitiser.
Sunflower Pack – 2 Super tampons, Super pads + extras.
Rose Pack – Regular tampons, Regular pads + extras
Poppy Pack – A mix of Pads only + extras
Tulip Pack – A mix of tampons only + extras
Hemlock Pack – For Transgender Men – Personalised + extras
How can you help? We gratefully accept donations of saintary products. These donations are then made into packs and made avialable to women and transgender men experiencing homelessness across Gippsland.
The Melbourne Period Project is a registerd charity with ACNC and all financial donations over $2 are tax deductible as we have Deductible Gift Recipient status. (Please specify “Gippsland”)
Name: Melbourne Homeless Collective
Bank: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Financial donations above $2 are tax deductible however products donations are not.
Media coverage of the Gippsland Period Project:
ABC News – Melbourne’s Period Project for homeless reaches regional Victoria – October 29th 2015
News.com.au – The struggles for women on the street – October 29th 2015
ABC News – Restoring dignity: period project helps women living on the streets – November 5th 2015