Mohawk Opportunities

Draper MS

Schenectady Menstrual Health Coalition

As an initiative of Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Schenectady Menstrual Health Coalition (SMHC) works to promote the health and well-being of individuals who menstruate in our area. SMHC works to increase period equity by bringing period products directly into under-resourced communities through a network of established and trusted community-based organizations.

SMHC is in the process of developing and placing a "Period Pantry" on State Street in downtown Schenectady. These pantries are small, free, weather-protected containers that house a multitude of menstrual hygiene products. This box will be set up much like a Little Free Library or Little Food Pantry, inviting people to take what they need. 

If you would like to request a donation of period products for your organization, you can contact Claire or Brynn by phone or email. If you would like to donate period products or give a monetary donation to our initiative, you can find our PayPal here or scan our QR code. 


Contact Information

Brynn Watkins

NYS Public Health Corps Fellow

(518) 545-7874


Claire Jennings

NYS Public Health Corps Fellow

(518) 396-7093

Last updated December 2, 2022