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UNO handing out feminine hygiene products and toiletries today at student center

Posted at 10:31 AM, Sep 03, 2020

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Sydney Meier is the Student Director of the student run Women and Gender Equity Center at UNO. Making sure females can study freely and not worry about monthly essential feminine hygiene and menstrual items is one of their top goals.

"Limited access to necessary hygiene items can make it uncomfortable to go to class or even just be in your own body. Having these resources really help to break that barrier," said Meier.

If you fill out the form requesting the items you need, they will have the package waiting for you. They are all specifically tailored to meet your individual needs.

"If you are a parent and you don't have access to diapers, wipes, formula, it can make it difficult to attend class or to provide for your infant or child," adds Meier.

The group has also been able to get free feminine products installed in the bathrooms on campus.

There is a drive-up, pick up Thursday at the Milo Bail Student Center from 2:00pm - 5:00pm. This is a year round effort so items are always being collected. They are in need of several items:

MENSTRUAL/PREGNANCY RELATED PRODUCTS:
Pads with wings
*size: regular and overnight
Tampons with plastic applicators
*size: light, regular and super
Panty liners
Softcup softdisc
Divacups
*size 1 & 2
Pregnancy Tests
*Brands: Clearblue and First Response

PARENTING RELATED PRODUCTS:
Diapers (all sizes)
Baby wipes (sensitive skin)
Gerber Baby Food
*Type: plastic tubs, jars and pouches
Engamil formula
*Type: regular and gentlease

HYGIENE PRODUCTS:
Shampoo & Conditioner
*Brands: Tresemme, Cantu & Shea Moisture
Dove Body Wash or Bars
Degree deodorant
Smartly face wash
Floss
Toothbrushes
Crest Complete Toothpaste
Crest/Scope Mouthwash

All items can be dropped off at UNO's Milo Bail Student Center, Room #114 on Fridays, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. You can contact the office at unowgec@unomaha.com or 402-554-2890.