On Menstrual Hygiene Day, May 28th we're launching a city-wide product drive, and then, on June 1st we're hosting a Period. Pack. Party. to pack all of the collected products into bags of 10 for distribution in schools. Join us at Shady Grove Presbyterian Church, 5530 Shady Grove Rd. from 2-4 pm on June 1st for lots of red treats as well as some info about what we've been up to.
Collection points for donated products will be located across the city, including:
• Crosstown Concourse West and Central Atriums - 1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
• Mid-South Food Bank – 3834 Knight Rd., Memphis, TN 38118
• Bethlehem Baptist Church - 918 Looney Memphis, Tn 38107
• Memphis Child Advocacy Center - 1085 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38105
• Shady Grove Presbyterian Church - 5530 Shady Grove Rd, Memphis, TN 38120
• ANF Architects – 1500 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
• Hope House - 23 S Idlewild St, Memphis, TN 38104
• Divine Life Church - 5270 Riverdale Drive, Memphis, TN 38141
• Mirror Mirror Salon & Blowout Bar - 4752 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38117
Can't make it to the party, no problem! You can donate to sister supply right here.
WHY IT MATTERS:
• Menstruators RIGHT HERE IN MEMPHIS miss school and work every month because they don’t have what they need to deal with
• Period Poverty leads to inequality, and specifically, unequal access to education.
• You can’t buy pads or tampons with food stamps.
• Pads and tampons are taxed as luxury items. What?