The Sanitary Pad Project

By keeping a young girl in school, you are supporting her for a lifetime.

The goal:

The goal of the Sanitary Pad Project is to keep girls from missing school due to their periods. Quilters from across the country are joining together to create reusable, sanitary pads for teenage girls in GCP’s Vista Hermosa Center and Dreamer Center. Rather than using crumpled up newspaper or dirty rags from the garbage, these girls will comfortably be able to stay in school during their period. By keeping a young girl in school, we help lift her and her family out of poverty and break them out of the cycle of poverty for generations to come.

NOTE: While schools are not open, we also make the sanitary pads available to the women in our Mother’s Club and their family members.  All pads are used to benefit women in need.

How you can help:

Gather your friends and start a sewing group to make pads for girls in need.

Use the pattern provided by GCP or come up with your own. As long as it doesn’t leak, it will work!

Sew pillowcases into drawstring bags for a place the girls can keep all their sanitary supplies.

Gather supplies and fill the bags to provide girls with everything they need to take care of themselves.

  • 2 Bars of soap
  • 1 travel sized shampoo and body wash (hotels often donate these)
  • 2 Washcloths
  • 3 pairs of underwear (size 6)
  • 1 Laundry Detergent powder
  • And of course, the pads and pad holders

Mail completed pad bags and $1 per pound donation to:

721 Memorial Hwy #1
Bismarck, ND 58504

For questions, contact us at 701-255-7956

Pad Pattern and Instructions (PDF)

In addition, pad holders are for the girls to store their used pads in until they get home and can wash them for reuse…

Holder Bag Pattern and Instructions (PDF)

Support a young girl through every stage of her education…

Donate Now to Keep a Young Girl in School

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