What is Period Poverty Awareness Week?
No student or adult should have to miss work or school, no individual should have to substitute a sock or tissue for a pad, and no person should have to miss out on daily life because they are unable to afford the supplies they need. That is why the Alliance for Period Supplies created Period Poverty Awareness Week (PPAW) to educate on the issue of period poverty and the impact period poverty has on menstruators.
How is St. Louis Area Diaper Bank Making a Difference?
Through our period supply program, we are working in partnership with local schools, healthcare agencies, libraries, shelters, pantries, and community organizations, to distribute thousands of period supplies to low-income menstruators throughout the St. Louis Metro area. Through a collaboration with the Alliance for Period Supplies, we are engaged in training, outreach, and advocacy work to educate and engage communities about the policies and key decisions affecting menstrual equity and period poverty.
How to Get Involved
We encourage everyone to join the Alliance for Period Supplies’ PPAW movement by helping us #endperiodpoverty — start a conversation about period poverty, host a period supply drive, donate dollars, or do one of many other activities we will promote during PPAW. The more awareness activities you participate in this month, the more opportunities you’ll have to help us #endperiodpoverty!
What is Fill the Cove?
If you’re familiar with us, St. Louis Area Diaper Bank, then you are familiar with our diaper fundraising event: Fill the Warehouse. Our Period Cove needed a little attention as well and we decided to add to our fundraising initiatives and get the community involved again with our period program. We invite families, neighborhoods, places of worship, schools, friends, and other businesses to join us in filling the shelves and reaching our goal of 50,000 period supplies.
Sign up today!