In honor of Women’s History Month, the social justice club at Rolling Meadows High School is collecting feminine hygiene products for women in need.
Members of M.O.S.T., which stands for Mustangs Organizing for Social Transformation, will take the feminine hygiene products and create care packages. The packages will later be distributed to local women’s shelters.
Last year, M.O.S.T. raised over $1,000 for this project and assembled 605 care packages that were distributed to women. This year’s goal is to create 750 care packages, said sponsor Gabe Popovich.
Monetary donations that will go toward feminine hygiene products are being accepted at https://give.livingtree.com/c/most-supporting-women-period.
On March 20, students will watch the Oscar award-winning documentary "Period. End of Sentence" before assembling the care packages. The event also gives students from the entire school the opportunity to earn service hours.
Over the last year, M.O.S.T. has organized a gun violence school walk-out, hosted candidate’s forums and created holiday cards for those in detention centers at the U.S./Mexico border. The club’s goal is to raise awareness about pressing social issues while empowering students to take action to bring social transformation.