Trinity-Shelburne Supports RED, ‘So Girls and Women Can Be Ready Every Day’
For families displaced from their homes by violence and abuse, money is tight. Life in temporary housing means food, transportation, medication, clothing, and childcare compete for precious dollars. Yet many agencies that assist displaced populations are often unable to provide certain basic, monthly essentials such as feminine hygiene products. In fact, many displaced women avoid work, school, and community life because they are financially unable to manage their menstrual care. The normal processes of human reproductive life should never make women feel invisible, ashamed, or limit their educational or working lives. Trinity Episcopal Church, Shelburne, is a founding member of Ready Every Day (RED), an initiative to bring feminine hygiene products to displaced women of the Burlington community, beginning with Harbor Place, a shelter run by Champlain Housing Trust’s in Shelburne. RED collects clean, packaged sanitary napkins and tampons so that those seeking assistance can find their footing with one less financial burden. If you want to help by donating products, please contact Joanna Beall (firstname.lastname@example.org).