Friday, March 09, 2007

Ladies: Do you take this for granted?

One of my favorite things about being pregnant (okay, it was also one of my favorite things about having an IUD before I decided to get pregnant) is that I do not have to endure the monthly visits from Aunt Flo.

As much as we all hate "that time of month," can you imagine how much worse you'd feel if you had to spend your last few dollars on a box of tampons? Or if you had to go without somehow? Well, that's what many homeless women have to endure, month after month.

This week, I received messages from a couple of different friends about Seventh Generation's "TamPontification" website. The e-mails and the site explain that "Women's shelters in the U.S. go through thousands of tampons and pads monthly. Assistance agencies generally help with expenses of "everyday" necessities such as toilet paper, diapers, and clothing, but one of the most BASIC needs is overlooked - feminine hygiene products."

Seventh Generation (the leading brand of non-toxic, environmentally friendly cleaning products and chlorine-free paper goods) has set up this site for people like you and me to make "virtual donations" of tampons and pads to shelters in our state. Or someone else's state, for that matter. It doesn't cost anything-- you just choose your state, and Seventh Generation will send a pack of organic cotton tampons or chlorine-free pads to a shelter in the state you choose.

As far as I can tell, you can do this as many times as you wish, and why wouldn't you want to? Think about making it your home page!

Click here to make your virtual donation.

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