Women menstruate.

 It’s a fact of life. It’s not shameful or scandalous.

Sister Supply provides pads, tampons and underwear to women who are homeless and/or living in poverty.

Many Memphis women and girls go without effective menstrual products -- monthly necessities -- because they can't afford them. They miss work; they miss school.

Sister Supply aims to change that.

True Story: In October of 2014, on a night when the temperature dropped into the single digits, a homeless woman sought refuge in the lobby of a local business after hours. When discovered by the business’ security guard, the woman and the couch she was on were covered in blood. After it was established that she was not injured, but that the blood was a result of menstruation, the guard told the woman he would have to call the police. He encouraged her to leave before they arrived so she wouldn’t get in trouble for criminal trespassing. Cold and tired, the woman just sat there. She felt defeated. With no way to clean herself up and without a change of clothes, going to jail (if that was what it came to) was a better option than walking away. Embarrassed and with tears in her eyes she waited for the police to come.

Partners:

Superlo Foods -  sells us pads and tampons at cost

 

We supply the following shelters and organizations:

The Community Alliance for the Homeless

The Salvation Army Single Women's Lodge

Trinity Community Coalition Outreach Inc

Alliance Health Care Services

Lives Worth Saving

Memphis School of Excellence

Northwest Prep Academy

Shelby County Juvenile Court

Memphis Police Department

West Memphis Police Department

Shelby County Schools

Streets Ministries

The Salvation Army Back to School Fair

Manassess High School

Presbytery of the Midsouth

Sans Child

Cummins School 

Memphis Scholars Caldwell-Guthrie Elementary School

3 Wishes for Her

Project Homeless Connect

Southwind Elementary

UT Relative Caregiver Program

Living Grace

 

 

Co-founders Nikii Richey and Eli Cloud

Co-founders Nikii Richey and Eli Cloud