Period products drive collects more than 1,000 items
Congratulations to the members of Keystone’s chapter of PERIOD, a nonprofit that aims to end period poverty and stigma. Their drive to collect period products gathered more than 1,000 tampons or pads from the Keystone community, reported Ali, a junior who led the effort.
The period products from Keystone School will be donated to either of the three confirmed service partners: I Support the Girls, the Battered Women and Children’s Shelter, and SAMMinistries. Back in October, the young people worked to raise the profile of this issue.
Nationwide, period poverty is a serious issue. For instance, 27% of women below the poverty line had to chose between a meal or a period product.