The Junior League of Gwinnett and North Fulton Counties works to raise awareness of and address period poverty in our community through outreach, donations drives, and advocacy.
JLGNF collects period products (menstrual cups, tampons, pads, etc.) and delivers them to organizations who help women and girls in need.
- Approximately 1 in 5 girls, and 1 in 4 women do not have access to feminine hygiene products due to poverty
- Lack of access to period supplies is linked to using substitute products such as toilet paper or socks
- Only 4% of women are aware of a local resource where free or reduced cost period supplies are available
- The average amount of period products required per person, per day is 6
- 10 states have abolished the tax on menstrual products…Georgia is not one of them
(Alliance for Period Supplies, 2019 and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 2019)
The Period Pantry is also the focus for JLGNF’s Little Black Dress Initiative where members wear the same black dress for a week to start a conversation on making “poverty unfashionable” by raising awareness of the impact of generational poverty. This year’s Little Black Dress week will be February 15 – 19.
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