I read a blog written by a church planter’s wife/urban missionary in a community not far from me. Her name is Lori Harris, and her blog is wonderful. This past week she shared about an incredible opportunity to partner in helping local middle school girls, and I wanted to share that opportunity with you!
I very rarely post about “causes” here on the blog, but maybe I should do this more. I know how easy it is to feel overwhelmed by all the needs around you, wondering how you can possibly help everyone. If that’s you, start here. Today. Keep reading this post and see if this small thing is something you can do!
Lori is mobilizing an effort to collect feminine supplies for middle school girls in her community. There are many girls (6th-8th graders) who do not have adequate feminine supplies each month. They go to the nurse’s office at school and can get three pads (that’s all) which are paid for by the school nurse herself (bless her).
Think back for a minute to middle school. Think about what it was like having your period and having to go to school during that time of the month. Now imagine that same season without a support network and without the proper supplies you needed.
These girls need some very practical help right now, and this is such a simple thing to say “yes” to. What a tangible way to live out the Gospel! We can be the hands and feet of Jesus to these girls.
Lori has shared the address on her blog where you can send a box or two of maxi pads. Here are two ways to do it:
- Use your Amazon Prime account to ship a box straight there. OR, if you’re a Target red card holder, use that. Either way, shipping would be free.
- Maybe you have an extra box or two in your closet (or can swing by the store this week) and want to ship it to Lori yourself. That’s fine too. The address is here.
For most of us, buying one extra box of pads this month isn’t a big deal. For others of us, we can do much more than that.
Maybe you’re not in a position right now to do that (I get that), but you could help by sharing about this on social media. The more the word spreads, the more girls we can bless.
Lori is calling this Pad-A-Palooza. How fun is that??
Thanks so much for considering being a blessing to some middle school girls this year!