PROJECT COMPLETE 11/1/23
Path & Green partners with local school districts and county organizations to provide personal care items. Period poverty is the inability to purchase or access menstrual products like tampons or sanitary pads. 1 in 5 girls in America missed school due to period poverty. Students of color, lower-income students, and rural students are the most impacted by issues of access. Their goal is to provide every 5th grader in the Spring with a First Period Kit when they receive their menstrual health education from the school district.
1) Cosmetic Bags - You can use any pattern for cosmetic bags including our zippered bags or our snappy sack! Please see our pattern section below for our suggested patterns! The recommended size is 7"x9" or 9"x7". This size holds just the right amount of supplies.
Fabrics: As these are for middle school aged kids, keep the fabrics age appropriate. Nothing babyish and nothing old-fashioned. Use fun, bright fabric. Use licensed prints if you have them. No fabrics with references to drugs, alcohol or inappropriate sayings or words. Nothing political in nature. If using the Snappy Sack pattern, these do not need to have the boxed pleat bottom. You do not have to use batting, but you can if you like.
++A reminder when making Snappy Sacks. Please ensure you are using Slap Bracelets covered in vinyl and not simply using metal tape measures. The metal will easily poke thru the fabric bag. ++
This organization will be distributing these bags in February 2024, so feel free to sew and ship whenever you have a box full. They are working at getting set up with Give Back Box.
You are welcome to tally in advance as a pledge what you will be sewing in a 2 week period of time.
Path & Green
Attention: Sarah Yoder
506 Seaton Court
Amherst, OH 44001
If your box will cost you more than $20 to ship, Path & Green is partnered with Give Back Box to get you a $20 UPS label from Give Back Box and ship up to 50 pounds and 108" in girth to P&G here.
Due to a computer glitch, they send out the same label with the same tracking number to every person and you can't use it. After you receive your label, please immediately email Monika at email@example.com and ask for a "fresh" label with an unused tracking number. You will get a new label in 1-2 days. This is the label you should use.