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Tue, Mar 07


New Carlisle

Period Kit Collection Drive

In support of Period Kits Ohio, FYI is collecting menstrual pads throughout the month of March.

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Period Kit Collection Drive
Period Kit Collection Drive

Time & Location

Mar 07, 2023, 2:00 PM – Mar 27, 2023, 4:00 PM

New Carlisle, 468 N Dayton-Lakeview Rd, New Carlisle, OH 45344, USA

About the Event

In support of Period Kits Ohio, FYI is collecting menstrual pads throughout the month of March.

Items can be dropped off at:

FYI Main Office

468 N Dayton-Lakeview Rd, New Carlisle

Fairborn Parenting Network

954 N Maple Ave, Fairborn

Springfield Parenting Network

1027 W High St, Springfield

Poverty is defined as not having enough money to meet basic needs food water clothing and shelter. According to the World Bank, poverty is hunger, lack of shelter, being sick and not being able to see a doctor, not having access to school, not having a job, fear for the future, and living one day at a time. Poverty isolates by restricting access to recreational activities. Poverty is a complex societal issue that requires everyone’s attention.

What then is "period poverty?"

It is the root cause of many evils in women’s lives. Period poverty is defined as a lack of access to menstrual products, hygiene facilities, waste management, and education.

800 million people menstruate daily.

Period poverty causes physical, mental, and emotional challenges. The stigma that shrouds periods further prevents individuals from talking about it.

Need for research and engagement:

The lack of data and limited research on period poverty is a challenge. More research and engagement are called for. At a glance some period poverty facts from the US only:

  • 500 million people lack access to menstrual products and hygiene facilities.
  • 16.9 million people who menstruate in the US are living in poverty.
  • Two-thirds of the 16.9 million low-income women in the US could not afford menstrual products in the past year, with half of this needing to choose between menstrual products and food.
  • 14.2 % of college-menstruating people in the US had experienced period poverty in the past year.
  • 10% of menstruating college students experience this monthly.
  • Tax on menstrual products in the US ranged from 4.7% to 10% in 2019.

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