The 2014-2015 Provisional Class of JLSS Distributed Discreet Dignity this past spring by collecting feminine hygiene products (such as pads/tampons) and monetary donations to then donate to five nonprofit organizations that help women in our community.

The Department of Health suggests that a woman changed their feminine hygiene product every 4-8 hours for an average of 32 times per period cycle. Think about this for a minute, 10,000 pieces of product will help 312 women for one period cycle, or ONLY 26 women for a year. The organizations listed below each serve thousands of women a year, please help us provide dignity to each one of them by donating today!

The recipients of the collected items are:

  • Guardian House
  • Safe Inc., of Schenectady
  • Salvation Army
  • Schenectady Inner City Ministry
  • YWCA Northeastern New York

"I have a friend who, as a teenager, used to stay home from school when she had her period because they could not afford feminine products. Thank you, Junior League, for filling this very real need." Diane Corvetti - Owner, Red Pines Bed & Breakfast and Junior League Sustainer


Here’s How YOU Can Help!

Consider organizing a small collection in your office or with your friends. The Provisional Class members are able to provide collection kits which will include a collection box, printed fliers and brochures, and collection bags.

Contact Deneen Palmateer to coordinate a pickup of your collected items or even to have someone come and speak to your group about the importance of this initiative.

Anxious to start collecting? You can download the brochure here and the flier here. Also take a look at our Tips for Success to help you with collecting donations.

Make a direct monetary contribution to the project by making a check payable to the Junior League of Schenectady & Saratoga Counties (JLSS for short) and mailing it to JLSS, PO Box 857, Schenectady, NY 12301, remember to indicate in the memo section that it is for the DDD project.


Thank you for helping us to Distribute Discreet Dignity!

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Schenectady Today Show:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDPolVFu778&feature=youtu.be

Click here to learn about our project as highlighted in the Schenectady Gazette

Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/14/homeless-women-tampons_n_6465230.html)

NY Times (http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/28/helping-women-and-girls-period/?em_pos=large&emc=edit_nk_20150212&nl=nickkristof&nlid=42008863&_r=1)