SToughton Area Resource Team (START) & Joining Forces for Families (JFF) are hosting a Period Product Drive. Our goal is to help alleviate Period Poverty in our community by collecting pads, tampons, and hygiene wipes for distribution to households in need.
What is “Period Poverty”?
Period Poverty is the lack of access to menstrual hygiene products and community education.
Period Poverty is a Public Health Crisis.
1 in 3 low income individuals report missing school or work due to lack of access to period supplies.
Without access to sanitary products, many individuals are forced to use items like rags, paper towels, toilet paper, or cardboard.
Some ration sanitary products by using them for extended amounts of time or reuse pads.
These practices put menstruators at a heightened risk for major health issues.
Poor menstrual hygiene has a significant influence on mental health, linking the menstrual cycle to a negative feeling and leaving people who menstruate ashamed.
Did you know?
Wisconsin taxes menstrual products as luxury items.
Access to menstrual products is a right. No student should have to miss school, no adult should have to miss work, and no person should have to miss out on daily life because they are unable to afford the basic necessities they require to thrive.
Date and Time
Wednesday Mar 8, 2023
Hello Art Hatchery, 524 E Main St, Studio 1, Stoughton
Kicks Unlimited, 1740 E Main St, B, Stoughton
McFarland Investment Center, 214 S Forrest St, Unit 3, Stoughton