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How do we efficiently serve food pantries and women’s shelters spread out over more than 1,000 square miles?

What we do:

  1. Raise money

  2. Communicate with each shelter or pantry about their needs

  3. Order products online

  4. Ship direct to each pantry or shelter

Why this approach?

  • It is easily replicated in every community

  • It allows anyone to donate to help people anywhere (it's not location-specific)

  • It avoids the logistical nightmare and inefficiency of collecting and distributing tampons and pads

How does Shape of Justice help food pantries and shelters?

  • 100% of donated funds are used to buy sanitary products

  • We raise money online (PayPal), from members (direct debit), or by cash or check

  • The pantry or shelter emails or phones us with orders

  • We place periodic orders with Amazon:

    • Products are shipped directly to the pantry or shelter

    • No shipping fees are incurred

    • 2-day delivery is guaranteed

What does it cost?

A Typical shipment:

  • 200 each of tampons, pads, and liners

    • Costs about $75 per shipment

  • Food pantry or shelter in small town:

    • Four shipments per year

    • About $300 per year to provide full support

  • Regional food pantry

    • One shipment per month

    • About $900 per year to provide full support

  • Bloomsburg Food Cupboard

  • Loaves and Fishes (Selinsgrove)

  • Reaching Out Food Pantry of Northumberland

  • Pottsville Area Food Pantry

  • Schuylkill Women in Crisis (Pottsville)

  • Transitions of PA (Lewisburg)

  • Union-Snyder Community Action Agency (Selinsgrove)

  • Women’s Center of Bloomsburg

  • Agape (serving 6 food pantries and other shelters and service organizations in Columbia county)

  • Ringtown Valley Food Pantry

  • Good Samaritan Mission (Danville)

  • Mount Carmel Area Ministerium Food Pantry

  • By Grace Transitional Home (Middleburg)

  • (more being added every week)

  • First Presbyterian Church of Coudersport

  • Nescopeck Area Community Cupboard

  • Mifflinburg YMCA

  • Join Hands Ministry (New Bloomfield)

  • Help Net Ministry (Ashland)

  • Salvation Army (Sunbury)

  • Tremont Area Food Pantry

  • By Grace (Middleburg)

  • Southern Tier Community Fund of the First Community Foundation  Partnership of Pennsylvania

  • Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation

  • Women's Giving Circle of the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation

  • Charles and Betty Degenstein Foundation

  • Charles B. Degenstein Foundation

  • Walmart Foundation

  • Big Lots Foundation

  • Danville Area Neighbors Helping Neighbors Fund of the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation

  • Paypal Giving Fund

  • Zinc Technologies, Inc

  • Thrivent Choice

  • Facebook Fundraiser

  • Service 1st Federal Credit Union

  • Columbia Montour United Way

  • Columbia County Commissioners

  • Montour County Commissioners


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