The Satanic Temple Houston kicks off its annual Menstruatin’ With Satan campaign on October 15th. The campaign will accept donations of pads, tampons, hygiene wipes, and menstrual cups. Donations will go to The Montrose Center, a local organization that has provided services to the LGBTQIA+ community since 1978 and Homeless Outreach Providing Essentials for Houston, a local organization that provides basic personal care items (hygiene and first aid), clothing/shoes, snacks and other items needed for daily life for the homeless in Houston.
For a large portion of the population, access to menstrual products is necessary to maintain good health and to participate fully in public life. Though people with menstrual cycles spend years of their lives bleeding, few local charities address this important need. Institutions that provide essential support and services to the most vulnerable such as shelters and schools often attempt to provide these products, but these efforts are voluntary and unfunded. Due to stigma surrounding menstruation, the need for these products often goes unaddressed by traditional donation drives.
The Satanic Temple Houston recognizes that menstruation is a normal, healthy physical process and strives to address menstrual equity. Last year, we were able to provide 14,568 tampons, 13,320 pads, 197 packs of wipes, and 126 packs of cups to those in need.
Physical Donation Boxes
Kuroshiro Kawaii – 589 Mason Rd, Katy, TX 77449
Warehouse Live Houston – 813 St Emanuel St, Houston, TX 77003
Eighteen Ten Ojeman – 1810 Ojeman Rd, Houston, TX 77080
Sound Exchange – 101 N Milby St #3, Houston, TX 77003