FemCo provides reusable period products

Dakota Motley
Business Manager

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Period products are available in the nurse’s office, which is located near Junior Entrance. These products will be in at least 5 bathrooms soon. Photo by Lydia Urice

Feminist Coalition club has been able to receive reusable period products at the school, according to the club president, senior Sadie Saltsman-Buck.

Rotary Club reached out to Feminist Coalition and gave a grant for the club to get reusable period for the school. There will be 100 packs of reusable pads in the nurse’s office, with instructions. When the school will receive them is unclear as of right now.

“I came up with the idea of having reusable period products as I knew putting period products in the bathroom was already in the works,” Saltsman-Buck said via email.

Saltsman-Buck teamed up with co-president senior Sydney Thornton to work on this project. The two worked together with Rotary Club, Interact Club and the rest of the Feminist Coalition members to get the idea off its feet.

“We did a grant last year through Rotary club, so we’re using the money to buy packs of reusable pads. Basically they will be put in the nurse’s office, and it’s for people who don’t have access to period products at home. They come in packs of 10. You can take them home, use them and then wash them and use them again for a few months, but they won’t last forever, and then you can come back and get more if you still need them,” Thornton said.

Feminist Coalition is also working on getting feminine products into the women’s and gender neutral bathrooms for those who don’t have them.

“Once we get the reusable period products finalized we’re gonna shift our focus to providing period products in the bathrooms. I’m very excited that it’s finally happening, and I feel like it should have happened a long time ago,” Saltsman-Buck said.


Dakota Motley- Business Manager

This will be Dakota Motley’s first year on ECHO staff. They also made several contributions while taking journalism class their junior year.

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