Launch of Love. Period.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - Saturday, February 29, 2020 @ 2:00 pm MST
This February marks the Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona’s first-ever Love. Period. campaign—29 days of action to end period poverty in Southern Arizona.
In the US, one in four women struggle to afford period supplies each year (YouGov and U by Kotex). In Pima County, the poverty rate is 18%, compared to 13% nationally, and women 18-24 are the largest demographic living in poverty (US Census Bureau). When Americans cannot afford period supplies, they miss work and school, use substitute items, feel embarrassed (YouGov and U by Kotex), and often choose between food and menstrual items (Obstetrics & Gynecology).
With Love. Period., the Diaper Bank invites the community to join the fight against period poverty in Southern Arizona. Individuals wishing to get involved can follow @AccessPeriodAZ on Facebook and Instagram, donate on diaperbank.org, or attend one of the following events.
The Owls Club will host a tampon drive on February 19th, with a Blood and Sand (classic scotch cocktail) on the house for anyone donating a box of tampons. Local musicians will play and the Diaper Bank, Arizona Youth Partnership and the International Rescue Committee will share information about their work addressing period poverty. Doors open at 5 p.m. and music begins at 8 p.m.
The Diaper Bank is offering a Sustainable Periods Workshop on February 29th, 2-3 p.m. This free community workshop is an opportunity to learn all about reusable menstrual products, and attendees with financial need will be eligible to receive a free product. Attendees should register at tinyurl.com/periodwrkshp or by calling (520) 225-0263.
The Diaper Bank provides diapers, adult incontinence supplies and menstrual products to families who struggle to afford them, through a network of partner agencies. A complete list of these agencies can be found on the Diaper Bank’s website, diaperbank.org, and Facebook page.
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