Operation Holiday Box: Period Poverty

In keeping with the spirit of the holiday season and The Junior League of Poughkeepsie’s commitment and tradition to giving back to the community, this year we will be accepting donations on behalf of Period Poverty. 

Did you know that according to a national study, 1 in 5 girls struggle to afford period products,
or haven’t been able to afford them at all?

Did you know that if a girl misses school every time she has her period,
she is set back 145 day behind her fellow male students?

Did you know that the cost to buy menstrual products is a financial and emotional burden on some households,
resulting in missing school and work?

Please help us by donating the following items, which will be distributed to local middle schools and high schools around the county:

  • Pads, Tampons, and other feminine hygiene products
  • Gift cards that can be used to purchase additional items as needed


We have set up two drop-off locations:

Houlihan Lawrence 
Lagrangeville Brokerage
1325 Route 55
LaGrangeville, NY 12540
Click here for directions

Courtyard by Marriott Poughkeepsie
2641 South Road/Route 9
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 
Click here for directions

Donations will also be accepted at our Holiday Party on December 3rd, 2021 at Heritage Food + Drink.

We ask that all drop off donations be made no later than December 15, 2021. Contact our Operation Holiday Box Chairwoman Linda Fakhoury via email ldfakhoury@gmail.com to arrange for additional drop off locations. In addition, you may mail packages and/or send gift cards directly to: Junior League of Poughkeepsie, 2600 South Road, Suite 44-170, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 and/or electronic gift cards can be emailed to: ldfakhoury@gmail.com.

Don’t forget to use Amazon Smile and select the Junior League of Poughkeepsie as the charitable organization! 


Junior League of Poughkeepsie

About Junior League of Poughkeepsie

The Junior League of Poughkeepsie is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

Leave a Reply