Thank you for supporting NCJW Minnesota's Give to the Max-i Pad campaign and our Periods Happen Project.
One in five teens say they struggle to afford period products, or are unable to purchase them at all, according to a national study. As a consequence, 84 percent say they’ve missed school, or know somebody who else who has.
Access to period products is an issue of gender equity, health equity and education equity. Students who don't menstruate have access to everything they need for health and hygiene in their school bathrooms - toilet paper, soap, running water, and paper towels or dryers, while menstruators are expected to carry products with them.
NCJW MN is committed to menstrual equity for all. Through a range of community collaborations we are able to donate and distribute menstrual products to meet the needs of our surrounding community. Additionally, our advocates continue to work with our legislative partners toward passing policy to sustain our efforts and ensure that menstruating students don’t miss school due to lack of access to the products they need.
Thank you for keeping your faith in the future and belief in action by investing in our work. We pledge to keep working for progressive, positive change.
NCJW Minnesota Goals:
Promote equity through community service
Promote social justice through coalition building and advocacy
Empower our NCJW network to be progressive change agents
To learn more about NCJW, contact the NCJW Minnesota office at 952-922-7900, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit us at http://www.ncjwmn.org/.
NCJW Minnesota. A Faith in the Future. A Belief in Action.