To eradicate period poverty in the Harrisburg area and raise awareness about its impact on the dignity and health of our community. We will take action through community engagement and direct intervention with the unsheltered and those in need.
At this moment, 800 million people on planet earth are menstruating but only 500 million have what they need to manage their menstrual hygiene. As humans, we cannot accept this. It is an issue of dignity that must be addressed.
The term menstrual inequity refers When most of us manage their menstrual hygiene, , we can purchase what we need. For some, the cost of supplies are a financial burden or out of reach due to homelessness. Currently, state and federal funds (EBT cards) cannot be used to purchase sanitary supplies. As if that wasn't enough, 30 out of 50 states assess 15% luxury tax on the purchase of sanitary supplies. This is unacceptable.
Great resource articles on Period Poverty:
Collect supplies then host a community day of impact to create period packs: a month's supply of sanitary pads, tampons and pantyliners for the unsheltered or low income. Contact us today to schedule this powerful and transformative event. Email us today @ email@example.com
Volunteer for The Period Project Harrisburg. This includes at our upcoming Day of Impact community events!
Making Miracles Happen Inc dba The Period project Harrisburg is a 501c3 and a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation.
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