Dignity Matters is a locally based non-profit organization with a mission to assist homeless women and girls by providing underwear and feminine hygiene products when they need them most. Dignity Matters supports more than 10,500 women every month through local homeless shelters, schools, food pantries, and medical clinics. “Period Poverty” is not just something that happens in developing countries; it is happening right here in Massachusetts, and even in our town. Menstrual care products like pads and tampons are expensive and you can’t use food stamps or any other subsidy programs to buy them. Many women make the difficult choice to spend their limited funds on food and rent for their families, and have to use unhygienic items like rags and socks when there is no money left over to purchase menstrual care. For the month of February 2022, the WCL will match the monetary value of all donations up to $1,000.