Join MCNOW for our monthly chapter meeting. All are welcome. We have lots of exciting things to discuss!
Please bring bras and/or menstrual products to donate (see FAQs below)! We'll be collecting items for Support the Girls at the meeting. Support the Girls is a great organization, started by a local Silver Spring woman, that distributes donated bras and menstrual products to homeless women and girls across North America (and in 4 locations worldwide).
What kind of bras are accepted?
Any kind of bra, used or new, in good condition.
What types or styles of bras are accepted?
Regular bras, underwire bras, sports bras, training bras, maternity bras, nursing bras, lacy bras, cotton bras, satiny bras, camisoles, shapewear, and more.
What bra sizes are accepted?
All sizes are accepted, from training bras to custom made extremely large.
What kind of tampons or sanitary napkins are accepted?
Any brand or size, as long as they are individually sealed.
I have an opened box of tampons or package of maxi pads. Can I still donate them?
Yes. Please tape up the box or package with all the individually sealed items inside.
What menstrual product is needed most?
The best product with the most impact would be overnight maxi pads with wings.
Are reusable products, such as menstrual cups, accepted?
Menstrual cups are a great idea, however, many of the cup manufacturers ask that the user use “boiling” water to sterilize. Boiling water is hard for many homeless people to find, however, if Support the Girls receives cups, they would absolutely find people to take them.