In honor of Women’s History Month, the social justice club at Rolling Meadows High School collected feminine hygiene products for women in need.
Members of M.O.S.T., which stands for Mustangs Organizing for Social Transformation, created 621 care packages with the donated feminine hygiene products. The packages will later be distributed to local women’s shelters.
Last year, M.O.S.T. raised over $1,000 for this project and assembled 605 care packages that were distributed to women. This year, the group raised nearly $900, said sponsor Gabe Popovich.
On March 20, students watched the Oscar award-winning documentary "Period. End of Sentence" before assembling the care packages. The event also gave students from the entire school the opportunity to earn service hours.
Over the last year, M.O.S.T. has organized a gun violence school walk-out, hosted candidate’s forums and created holiday cards for those in detention centers at the U.S./Mexico border. The club’s goal is to raise awareness about pressing social issues while empowering students to take action to bring social transformation.