Pima County hosting menstrual product drive May 24-28
TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Several groups across Pima County are hosting a menstrual product drive from Monday-Friday, May 24-28 in honor of Period Poverty Awareness Week.
“We are excited to partner with Supervisor Grijalva and the Diaper Bank to address the disparity in access to menstrual products, which are a basic human need to those who menstruate,” said Magdalena Verdugo, CEO of YWCA Southern Arizona.
“Everyone deserves to live a happy and healthy life, and your period should not get in the way of that,” Supervisor Grijalva said.
During a May 4 meeting, Grijalva read a proclamation that stated that according to Arizona law, “menstrual products are deemed non-essential goods that are essential to the health and economic well-being of menstruators in both overcoming and recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“One in four women have struggled to purchase period products in the past year due to lack of income, which highlights the need for donations as well as long-term changes,” said Dr. Shannon Roberts, the CEO of Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona.
The donation sites are:
- YWCA: 525 North Bonita Avenue
- Diaper Bank: 1050 South Plumer Avenue
- District 5 Office: 33 North Stone Avenue, 11th Floor
- TUSD District Office: 1010 East 10th Street
- SUSD District Office: 2238 East Ginter Road
- Joel D Valdez Main Library: 101 North Stone Avenue
- Martha Cooper Library: 1377 North Catalina Avenue
- Richard Elias-Mission Library: 3770 South Mission Road
- Valencia Library: 202 West Valencia Road
- Youth One Stop: 320 North Commerce Park Loop, #200
- Pima County Housing Center: 801 West Congress Street
- Pima County Recorder’s Office: 240 North Stone Avenue
- Mercado San Agustin: 100 South Avenida del Convento
- MSA Annex: 267 South Avenida del Convento
- Ward 1 Lane Santa Cruz: 940 West Alameda Street
- Ward 5 Richard Fimbres: 4300 S Park Ave.
- Ward 6 Steve Kozachik: 3202 E 1st St.
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