Because of your donation last year (Fall 2016) Women in Medicine and Science was able to donate 5,293 individual Pads and Tampons (147 boxes)! Help us reach the goal of 200 boxes this year!
Women in Medicine and Science is partnering up with the YWCA of Southern Arizona to provide pads and tampons for women and girls in the Tucson community who are in need. Nobody should miss work or school because they can't afford to have Aunt Flow Visit.
Project Period sponsored by WIMS: November 8 - December 1, 2017
How to help:
Lifetime cost of having a period = $20,000 per woman (includes feminine hygiene products, birth control, etc.) (Huffington Post)
Sanitary napkins are considered "luxury items," therefore not exempt from tax
Tampon Tax: as of June 2017, only 9 states exempted feminine hygiene products from tax (Washington Post)
Thank you to everyone for all their help and assistance. It is through coming together and working towards a unified cause that we are able to empower and promote change. A special thank you to the staff at the YWCA for their assistance and support throughout this drive!