The Homeless Period Initiative 

On International Women's Day 2018, Mary Gallagher-Cooke, Manager of the College of Social Sciences and Law, announced that UCD hopes to create numerous donation points around campus in which employees and students can donate sanitary products to women of Inner City Helping Homeless, as part of the Homeless Period Ireland initiative. This initiative aims to help women experiencing period poverty and believes that tampons and towels should be made available to all women. 

The response was overwhelmingly positive, with colleagues from buildings all over campus volunteering to facilitate donation points in their respective buildings.

The current locations of drop-off points for donations are as follows:

  • Newman: Corridor of D1, Newman (outside D110)
  • Gerard Manley Hopkins Building: Global Lounge, UCD International
  • O' Brien Centre for Science: Ground floor of the Hub, beside post box 
  • School of Computer Science: Ground floor

Keep your eyes peeled for more information on this great initiative. Please contact Mary for further information.