By Sabetha LaFontant
SOURCE Intern/UMass Boston student
FRAMINGHAM – Framingham-based Dignity Matters received a very large donation of feminine hygiene products from a women-owned company based in Duxbury.
Moms Denielle Finkelstein, co-founder and president at The Organic Project (TOP) and Thyme Sullivan, co-founder and CEO at The Organic Project (TOP) are supplying more than 3,000 women with safe period care essentials, as our country faces an unprecedented crisis and product shortage during this coronavirus pandemic.
TOP made the large-scale donation to Dignity Matters of 43,000 feminine care products.
The organic Project (TOP) has donated 110,000 products in 2020 to organizations.
For every purchase made from The Organic Project (TOP), the company matches to donating products to women in need.
TOP has donated 260,000 period products since they’ve started the company.
The Organic Project (TOP), makes 100% certified-organic cotton period products, has launched a partnership with PERIOD Inc. called ‘Tampons for All’ in efforts to put tampons and pads directly in the hands of those that need them most.
Dignity Matters is a Framingham non-profit organization that collects, purchases and supplies feminine hygiene products, bras and underwear to women and girls who are homeless or disadvantaged, in order to help them stay healthy, regain self-confidence, and live with basic dignity.
Started in 2018, TOP grew from the ideas of the two moms who wanted to start an organic feminine product business when their daughters were coming of age and they were concerned of the dyes and synthetics in traditional pads and tampons.
“What we put into our bodies is so important. There needed to be a brand that’s organic and eco-friendly. Whole bodied health for women is so critical. Most women use what their mother gave them, so it’s important
we support a shift to organic tampons,” said Denielle Finkelstein, co-founder and president at TOP.
The organization felt compelled to donate products because access to feminine care is a right. They hope to help change the narrative of period poverty so that it’s no longer taboo.
TOP donated more than 100,000 tampons and pads since opening and have donated and worked along side various organizations like Families in Boston, We Girls Inc and Period Inc. Thyme Sullivan and Denielle Finklestein are donating to the YMCA 120 women for three months of
feminine products for 120 women in Brockton and Providence, RI amidst the COVID-19 crisis.
TopOrganicProject.com made tampons and pads available on their website for purchasing in bulk and wholesale to donate to the buyer’s organization of their choice.
Editor’s Note: This report has been updated to fix some inaccurate numbers.
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