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.
Superlo Foods - sells us pads and tampons at cost
We supply the following shelters and organizations:
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
The Salvation Army Back to School Fair
Manassess High School
Presbytery of the Midsouth
Memphis Scholars Caldwell-Guthrie Elementary School
3 Wishes for Her
Project Homeless Connect
UT Relative Caregiver Program
Sycamore View COC Community Pantry
Room in the Inn
White Station High School
Snowden Middle School
Renewing the Mind, Body and Soul
Lowrance Elementary School