Girls Menstrual Products





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Pocatello

Total Budget: $2,500

Areas of Focus: Water, sanitation and hygiene, Maternal and child health

Activity Type: Health: General

Summary: Provide menstrual products in public school girls bathrooms.

There is a need to provide menstrual supplies in all 6th - 12th grade female and unisex bathrooms. Girls in school whose period starts early or can't afford appropriate menstrual pads or tampons can feel stressed and panicked. Unless they can hurriedly borrow from a friend or stranger, they must go to the school nurse for product. Perhaps wait in line. Surveys show that 70 percent of Idaho 6th through 12th grade girls had missed significant class time due to insufficient period product access. Girls can be kept in school if girls or unisex bathrooms are equipped with a free menstrual product dispenser.

This project will provide about 12 dispensers and refill kits for Pocatello-Chubbuck District 25 middle and high schools for use by 6th-12th grade girls. A typical prefilled sanitary napkin and tampon dispenser costs about $140. A case of 250 packaged sanitary napkins for refill costs about $45. Placement of dispensers and refills will be coordinated with the Idaho Period Positivity organization and School District 25 administration to support the 2024-25 school year. Rotarians will source and install the menstrual product dispensers and refill kits and help publicize the need, including mental health factors.

This project shows public support for proposed but not passed 2023 HB313 feminine hygiene products legislation that would provide state funding for free period products in every female and unisex public school bathrooms.

Project Contact Person

District: 5400

Rotary Club of: Pocatello-Centennial

Primary Contact: Larry Gebhardt

Email: lpgebhardt@gmail.com

Project Status

Fully Pledged
This project is "Fully Pledged". This means the amount of the pledges is equal to the total budget of the project. Now the project needs to be finalized and go through the club signature process. This process gets started on the administration page.

Project listed for the 2024-25 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Pocatello-Centennial (5400)









DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

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History Log Entries


by Marianne Barker

The amount of DDF you can request this year is $1,425. Change your financing if you want to apply for the full amount. Your description does not include "active Rotarian involvement" as required by The Rotary Foundation. Please add a statement to your description what this will look like. Serving on Boards and raising funds are not considered to be active participation. Call me if you have questions: 208 308-5617


by Larry Gebhardt

System Entry: Creation of project page.

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