Milford coffee shop, state rep hold feminine product donation collection

State Rep. Kathy Kennedy speaks during the Milford 9/11 ceremony at Milford City Hall on Saturday, September 11, 2021.

State Rep. Kathy Kennedy speaks during the Milford 9/11 ceremony at Milford City Hall on Saturday, September 11, 2021.

Jason Edwards / For Hearst Connecticut Media

MILFORD — State Rep. Kathy Kennedy is partnering with CappuGino's Coffee in Milford throughout May to host a feminine product drive for in-need area women.

Kennedy along with CappuGino's Coffee will be collecting feminine products for the Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence by accepting donations via a donation box for the month of May at the coffee shop located at 20 Commerce Park.

According to a report by the Alliance for Period Supplies, one in four women have struggled to purchase period products in the past year due to lack of income. Additionally, it has been proven that the availability of period supplies helps students stay in school with one in four teens in the U.S. has missed class due to lack of access to period supplies.

In Connecticut, 40 percent of female students in public school grades 7 to 12 attend Title I Eligible schools.

Go to www.RepKennedy.com/donationdrive for more information.

For more information, contact Kennedy at 1-800-842-1423 or Kathy.Kennedy@housegop.ct.gov.