Imagine that first you can’t afford to keep your water on, or your electricity. You’re already struggling to find or keep a job.
Every month, you have menstrual periods. One or more of your children might, too.
Where do you find room for sanitary pads and tampons in the budget? How do you focus on taking care of yourself, getting a new job or a more stable home? If you’re homeless, how do you find a way to get hygiene products without money?
That’s what Donna Kaucic started wondering as she worked with families at Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation, a non-profit agency that offers services to address poverty in Jefferson and Franklin counties.