Volunteers donating feminine hygiene products
Donating feminine hygiene products to Twiggs County

On Monday, local school officials delivered several school lunches to local students, but this Monday was different. Along with school lunches, much needed menstrual pads and other essentials, were also delivered through a donation from TruDiary, an Atlanta based Digital Health startup. Dr. Callins, an OB-GYN with Community Health Cares System in Twiggs County for more than 2 years, saw the need. “We want to address important non-COVID issues.”

Today, 23 girls will receive menstrual supplies and surprise treats … In addition, 80 needs assessment surveys were provided to school bus teams (8 buses) to be handed out on their school weekly lunch delivery routes. “These surveys will be collected next Monday. The survey has also been sent out electronically.”

Taking Care Of Me (T.C.O.M.) is a community initiative to help promote the health of young women in the Twiggs County School System. “In spite of COVID-19, we are thrilled that we were able to achieve our initial goal of making menstrual products more accessible to middle and high school students.”