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Menstrual/Period Care Drive for Women in NYC

DURATION

Less than 30 Minutes

WHERE

You can donate from home by inviting friends to donate to the Amazon menstrual care list below:

WHEN

Throughout the year

WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED

This activity can be undertaken by large groups, families and individuals.

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

This year we are partnering with the Food Bank of NYC to support food and housing insecure girls and women in New York. Currently more than 4,000 single women in New York City are unsheltered. Your donations help uplift the sense of dignity and care of women and girls who are in need in New York City.

DESCRIPTION

Did you know:

22 million women and girls living in poverty in America cannot afford menstrual hygiene products every month?

But you can:

Donating menstrual hygiene products to organizations helping girls and women in need make a great difference!


ITEMS NEEDED

  1. Access to the internet 
  2. Access to the Amazon wishlist

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Adults are needed to purchase and donate supplies to the Amazon wish list for menstrual care.

#endperiodpoverty #menstrualequity


NEXT STEPS

Organize a group to learn about period poverty and how you can help. 


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Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.
Sending or dropping off items to a nonprofit? Don't forget to tell them you found them through PGK! Download and print a packing slip here.
  1. Write an email or share a post on social media explaining how severe period poverty in the US is. For example, 22 million women and girls living in poverty in OUR United States cannot afford menstrual hygiene products every month but they are a necessity.
    1. Here is a video to share that shows what a woman who is experiencing homelessness experiences while on her menstrual cycle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABch4VYOJZ0
  2. Direct volunteers to support by donating to the Amazon wish list for menstrual care: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/CH1YOJ0WXB8Q/ref=cm_go_nav_hz
  3. Express our appreciation to your group for supporting women and girls in New York City! 
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