WHAT WE DO
The Oopsie Project collects small, opaque cosmetic bags and fills them with donated individually wrapped pads, panty liners, and unscented/sensitive skin feminine hygiene wipes. These bags are delivered to every single Volusia County school for girls need for when they have an Oopsie! moment.
As of 2023, we have officially stuffed 20,000 bags and delivered to every single public school in Volusia (multiple times!), Flagler, and Seminole County!
We are currently looking to expand outside of Volusia County and looking for volunteers to help! Visit our Contact page if you're interested in helping us expand.
You can also use the forms below to apply for different volunteer positions, request Oopsie bags for your school, or request for us to speak at your organization.
1 IN 5 OF TEENAGE GIRLS SURVEYED CAN’T AFFORD TO PURCHASE MENSTRUAL HYGIENE PRODUCTS.
TWO-THIRDS OF RESPONDENTS FEEL STRESS BECAUSE THEY DON’T HAVE ACCESS TO TAMPONS AND PADS.
61% HAVE WORN TAMPONS MORE THAN FOUR HOURS, 25% MISSED CLASS BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T HAVE ACCESS TO TAMPONS OR PADS, AND 83% THINK LACK OF ACCESS “IS NOT TALKED ABOUT ENOUGH.”
A recent Always Confidence & Puberty Survey revealed that nearly 1 in 5 U.S. girls miss school because they do not have access to the period products they need. But it’s not just school they miss, it also means they miss out on activities they love, which can ultimately have a huge impact on their overall confidence.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN STUDENTS AND FAMILIES CAN’T AFFORD PERIOD PRODUCTS
Period poverty is real and something we are actively working to end!
When women don't have access to feminine hygiene products, it's a true tragedy. It means they are using products not meant to control their periods like toilet paper or clothing. It means that if they are able to use pads or tampons that they are using them longer than what is deemed safe. It means a simple human need isn't being met!
Read this article by Parents Together to learn more about the mental and physical health risks, how it specifically affects students (like missing school days!), and how to alleviate period poverty in schools.