Period Dignity Donation Scheme

Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Donations
  3. Where you can find the boxes
  4. Contact us

Overview

Boxes of free sanitary products are now being launched in leisure buildings across South Tyneside in a bid to help people that menstruate, who may be struggling with period poverty.

It is hoped the boxes will become self-sustaining, with people encouraged to leave donations for those unable to afford period products. The 'Period Dignity Donation Scheme' boxes will be available in all public toilets in South Tyneside leisure facilities.

Please feel free to take what you need without judgement.

The self-sustaining boxes will be filled with:

  • pads
  • tampons
  • underwear
  • wipes

Donations

If you can, please help us to help others by filling the boxes. 

Donations can be given directly into the boxes or to the leisure centre reception. 

Any surplus we get will be distributed to voluntary organisations, food banks and community shops as part of ongoing work through the period dignity network. 


Where you can find the boxes

Below are a list of public toilets where you can access the period boxes:


Contact us

For more information, and to find out how you can help raise awareness, please contact:

public.health@southtyneside.gov.uk