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Project Period!

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! 

 

Thank you to everyone who came out to help package, count, and donate the pads and tampons! (Fall 2016)

Thank you to everyone who came out to help package, count, and donate the pads and tampons! (Fall 2016)

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WIMS dropped off the Pads and Tampons to the YWCA in Tucson, Arizona! (Fall 2016)

WIMS dropped off the Pads and Tampons to the YWCA in Tucson, Arizona! (Fall 2016)

 

Project Period!

“…for the more than 40 million women in this country living in poverty or on the brink of it – and for whom the cost of feminine hygiene products is yet another burden on an already stretched budget – periods are no joke. A year’s supply of tampons and pads costs upwards of $70 and is not covered by food stamps.
— Jennifer Weiss-Wolf director of special projects and deputy director of development for the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law,
Follow this link to learn more about Project Period!

Follow this link to learn more about Project Period!

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.

#helpasisteroutUA

Project Period sponsored by WIMS: November 8 - December 1, 2017

How to help:

  1. Donate to Project Period through WIMS (below) 
  2. Learn about Project Period here
  3. Help spread the word by using #helpasisteroutUA
  4. Share the flyer
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Quick Facts:

  • 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!