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Smart Knickers

Period Poverty is Pants – join the #smartknickers squad

We heard that girls and women were using toilet roll holders, socks and kitchen roll, amongst other items, during their periods as they could not afford sanitary products. Girls were missing school and missing out on life as they struggled to meet the cost. We made a call to action and people responded with the utmost kindness. Bin bags full of towels, tampons and spare knickers arrived at our door and we started to place pretty baskets in community spaces where people could help themselves if they need it, without needing to ask. Discreet and dignified.


Our smART Knickers baskets are located in:

The Gallery, Waterloo Crescent, Dover

Triangles​​​ Centre, Dover

Footprints / Beacon​, Dover

The Samphire Children’s Centre​​​​

The Hot Shop, London Road, Dover

The Umbrella Café, Whitstable​​​

Revival Cafe, Whitstable

The Walmer Day Centre​​

BeChange​​​​​​, Aylesham

St Marys Church Hall, Dover

Dover District Council, Whitfield

Buckland Hospital

North Deal Community Centre, Golf Road, Deal

Cafe on Green, Walmer

There are also baskets in 3 primary schools, 5 secondary schools, 1 specialist school and local college, exclusively for students while they are there.


Would you like to donate to keep those baskets topped up?

Would you like to have a basket of your own?


These girls and women have enough to worry about each month – let’s help ensure they have one less thing on their minds.

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Our donation points for sanitary products are situated at:

The Hot Shop, London Road, Dover

Hour Glass Fitness, Ladywell, Dover

Cairn Ryan, London Road, River

The Hair Gallery, Deal

Morrisons, Dover

Tescos, Dover


Thank you.


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