Save Our Jewels and One Breath CNA are partnering to provide a total of 6,000 packs of plant-based and non-toxic Reign Premium Sanitary Napkins to the schools and homeless shelters listed below, and it will take us $39,332 to get there (includes shipping costs)! With the help of thoughtful donors like you, I know we can reach our goal!
*All donations are tax-deductible and come with a receipt*
Period poverty is the lack of access to sanitary products, menstrual hygiene education, toilets, handwashing facilities, and waste management. During a crisis, it is especially difficult for people to manage their periods safely and with dignity. We must break harmful taboos about menstruation, provide education, and promote safe sanitation. Period poverty also refers to the increased economic vulnerability women, girls, and trans men face due to the financial burden posed by menstrual supplies.
Those affected by period poverty are forced to deal with their periods in many ways - from socks, newspapers, plastic bags, and napkins, to rags, shirts, and cotton balls. This causes our homeless and poverty-stricken menstruators to become at risk of toxic shock syndrome and other health related issues.
Homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, and schools in high-poverty areas are in desperate need of menstrual hygiene supplies because they get little donations from the government, causing them to rely on nonprofits and the public to get their supplies. Additionally, when people donate menstrual hygiene supplies to shelters, they donate clothes, soap, food, and other hygiene supplies, but not all people think to donate sanitary napkins. When they do donate sanitary napkins, they often donate those loaded with toxic chemicals that cause harm to the body, including infertility, cancer, fibroids, cysts, and other health problems. See https://bit.ly/toxicmenstrualcare for more information.
Period poverty is a major problem that needs to be addressed. We are seeking to assist in the movement by not only providing menstrual care products to those who cannot afford them but providing products that are SAFE and do not contain any toxic chemicals! Our product of choice is Reign Premium Sanitary Napkins, a line of 100% Black-owned plant-based, non-toxic, and biodegradable sanitary napkins and panty liners that are highly absorbent and reduce inflammation, pain, period days, heavy bleeding, odor, and helps with uterine detoxification.
Through your generosity, we have the power to put a dent in period poverty for our homeless and also our young menstruators in high-poverty areas.
1. Slater Elementary School - 1320 Pryor Rd., Atlanta
2. Price Middle School - 1670 Benjamin Weldon Bickers Dr., Atlanta
3. Carver STEAM Academy - 55 McDonough Blvd., Atlanta
4. Gideons Elementary - 897 Welch St., SW, Atlanta
5. Sylvan Hills Middle School - 1461 Sylvan Rd., SW, Atlanta
6. Russell West End Academy - 765 Peeples St., SW, Atlanta
7. South Atlanta High School - 800 Hutchens Rd., SE, Atlanta
8. Our House Shelter - 711 S. Columbia Dr., Decatur
9. JC Freedom House Shelter - P.O. Box 821, Douglasville
10. GiGi's House Shelter - 7147 Jonesboro Rd., Morrow
11. Phoenix Pass Shelter - 541 Sigman Rd., NW, Conyers
One Breath CNA is a 501c3 nonprofit organization located in Lawrenceville, GA. The organization provides CNA training to produce highly skilled, motivated, and properly trained CNAs to the industry. Tax ID# 81-2820219.
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