Pima County Hosts Menstrual Product Drive May 24-28
TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) – Several groups across Pima County are holding a menstrual product drive Monday through Friday May 24-28 in honor of Poverty Awareness Week.
County Supervisor Adelita Grijalva and District 5 Office are working with the YWCA of Southern Arizona and the Southern Arizona Diaper Bank to host the player.
“We are delighted to partner with Supervisor Grijalva and Diaper Bank to address the disparity in access to menstrual products, which is a basic human need for those who are menstruating,” said Magdalena Verdugo, CEO of YWCA Southern Arizona.
“Everyone deserves to live a happy and healthy life, and you shouldn’t be having your period,” Supervisor Grijalva said.
At a May 4 meeting, Grijalva read a proclamation that, under Arizona law, “Menstrual products are considered non-essential products that are essential to the health and economic well-being of menstruating women. to overcome and cure COVID-19. pandemic.”
“One in four women has struggled to buy vintage products in the past year due to lack of income, highlighting the need for donations as well as long-term changes,” said Dr Shannon Roberts, 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 Ave
- Martha Cooper Library: 1377 North Catalina Avenue
- Richard Elias-Mission Library: 3770 South Mission Road
- Valence Library: 202 West Valencia Road
- A one-stop-shop for young people: 320 North Commerce Park Loop, # 200
- Pima County Housing Center: 801 West Congress Street
- Pima County Registrar’s Office: 240 North Stone Ave
- Mercado San Agustin: 100 South Avenida del Convento
- MSA Annex: 267 South Avenida del Convento
- Neighborhood 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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