GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - For the first time in its seven-year history, The Period Project, formerly known as the Homeless Period Project, has a home. The nonprofit, which provides free menstrual products for women and girls who can’t afford them, recently moved into the Highlands Business Park at 355 Woodruff Rd. Prior to this, TPP operated out of three storage units on South Pleasantburg Drive.
“It’s so exciting,” Laurie Rovin, executive director of TPP, told FOX Carolina. “We can have people come in to drop off products. We can have period packing parties. We can ship out products. We have internet access.”
TPP has donated about 12,000,000 products since the nonprofit started in 2015. With 13 chapters in 5 states, the organization has continued to an increase in demand for menstrual products from schools, homeless shelters, and community groups that help low-income families. Corporate partnerships, production donations and various grants have helped to meet the need.
While the new headquarters has made it easier for TPP to keep track of operations and requests for help, it has allowed the nonprofit to operate more efficiently at packing up and shipping out menstrual products.