Homeless period Ireland was set up for women who are homeless, in direct provision or have little or no access to sanitary products. We want to support these women through their period by providing them with tampons, sanitary towels, pads etc.
How does the service work?
Voluntary donations are collected by one of our volunteer drivers from donation locations around the country. The products are then distributed to a designated facility/organisation. Click here for more information about the donation locations.
Who are the Volunteers?
We currently have 30+ volunteers working with homeless period Ireland from all over the country. Anyone can apply to be a volunteer, however you need to be over the age of 18 and have a car. We need all the help we can get so if you are interested in becoming a volunteer click here for more information.
Do I need a car to help distribute the products?
yes! Some of our drop off locations require a car as they are situated around the country. Some of the donations are in bulk and are quite heavy to handle. However in some special circumstances we may allow local collections and drop offs in an area near you. Please get in contact if you are interested and we can assign you to a designated facility/organisation.
What kind of sanitary products should I donate?
- Tampons all sizes: light, regular, heavy - pads (sanitary towels) - Panty Liners
Where do the products go? The donations are distributed around the country to homeless shelters, direct provision centres and other care centres for the homeless.
Does homeless period Ireland accept donations in the form of money? Homeless Period Ireland is recognised as a non-governmental organisation. We do not accept any donations in the form cash but we will happily accept any donations in the form of sanitary products such as Tampons and sanitary towels.