Diva Cup Donates Menstrual Hygiene Products to Compass Center


Through Compass Center’s Information and Referral Program, people in the Triangle area can access basic needs including diapers, toiletries, and menstrual hygiene products.  Now, we can add Diva Cups to that list thanks to a donation of 30 Diva Cups free to Compass Center clients. 

The Diva Cup is a reusable, bell-shaped menstrual cup that is worn internally and sits low in the vaginal canal, collecting rather than absorbing menstrual flow. The pilot donation of 30 Diva Cups from Diva International, Inc.,  will allow some of our clients to have a more environmentally friendly, cost-effective, and perhaps a more comfortable option for their menstrual care.  

Menstrual hygiene products aren’t cheap. The total cost of menstrual hygiene products for the average person over their lifetime is about $2,116, according to the Huffington Post. With the  Diva Cup donation to Compass Center for Women and Families, people in the community can significantly lower that number by saving $100-200 a year.  

“Thank you to Diva Cup for selecting Compass Center for this pilot program,” said Cordelia Heaney, Executive Director of Compass Center. “This donation helps expand our ability to distribute more menstrual products to those in need. We also value the fact that this is a different option that is environmentally friendly and that clients can use for up to a year.”  

Heaney said that providing free necessities is often the first point of contact with clients who eventually go on to receive the organization’s additional services. 

“In many cases, providing basic needs helps us connect to our clients and introduce them to long-term services that can transform their lives,” said Heaney. “By having more menstrual hygiene products on hand, we can expand our reach and further our mission to help people on a path to safety, self-sufficiency, and health. All donations help!”

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