Crowdfunding effort helps homeless access hygiene products

Piled beneath dozens boxes of tampons and sanitary pads in her living room, is a reality Andrea Amelse, 22, of Minneapolis, has never faced.

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) student has never had to choose between buying a box of tampons or buying food, but the people she’s collected the feminine hygiene products for, mainly low-income women and women experiencing homelessness, face this choice every month during their menstrual cycle.

Amelse has raised nearly $2,000 (£1,640) after starting a “Homeless Period Minneapolis” crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe.

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