UWCA Hosting Period Supply Drive in March

As part of Women’s History Month, United Way of Central Alabama (UWCA) is seeking donations of tampons, pads, panty liners and other menstrual products, as part of a Period Supply Drive which runs from March 8th to 29th. The event was organized after a poll of United Way partner agencies showed that the supplies are in critical need locally.

UWCA is taking donations on-site in Jefferson County, while five different partner agencies will serve as collection sites in each of the other counties served by UWCA. Additionally, Central Alabama residents may donate by purchasing items through an Amazon Wishlist or by donating funds specifically to the supply drive.

Donation Drop-off Location Options by County

United Way of Central Alabama (Jefferson County)
3600 8th Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35222

Blount County Children’s Center (Blount County)
106 1st Ave W
Oneonta, AL 35121

YMCA of Chilton County (Chilton County)
405 Ollie Ave
Clanton, AL 35045

Shelby Emergency Assistance (Shelby County)
160 Shoshone Dr
Montevallo, AL 35115

St. Clair County DHR (St. Clair County)
213 Fox Hollow Blvd
Pell City, AL 35125

Chamber of Commerce of Walker County (Walker County)
204 19th St E, Ste 101
Jasper, AL 35501

Rachael Upton, Director of United Way Hands On, said now is the perfect time to collect these supplies.

“In Central Alabama, we are told by organizations big and small that these supplies are in serious need. More than half the population here experiences periods,” Upton said, “so it’s important that we step up to support the members of our community who may have limited or no access to these supplies.”

After collection ends on March 29th, volunteers will assemble kits to be distributed to numerous organizations in need of the period products, including shelters for women and children, youth mentoring programs, schools and other community-assistance agencies.

The Period Supply Drive is being hosted by UWCA with the support of United Way Hands On (UWCA’s Volunteer Center) and Women United, a UWCA leadership network of women who volunteer and work to move our community forward.