澳门新葡新京在线 and 尊严问题 Celebrate Two Years of Partnering to Provide Free Period Products to 学生
马湾社区学院 韦尔斯利山 campus bathroom with a period products and a flyer describing the 尊严问题 partnerships, 韦尔斯利, 硕士2023年6月(图片来源:澳门新葡京手机版).
马萨诸塞州韦尔斯利山. (2023年10月19日) — 马湾社区学院 and 弗雷明汉, MA-based non-profit organization 尊严问题 are celebrating a two-year partnership of providing free period products to 学生 who are fighting “period poverty” or the inability to pay for period supplies. This initiative was based on the growing trend of disadvantaged or homeless young women and girls who struggle to purchase period products at some point in their lives while also dealing with financial stresses. 根据… Kotex研究, more than two of five people who have periods have struggled to purchase feminine hygiene products, 2018年到2021年之间, 这一数字增长了35%.
“The cost of period products is often a hidden burden,” said Elizabeth Blumberg, Psy.D., 澳门新葡新京在线 Vice 总统 for 学生发展 and Dean of 学生. “我们非常感谢‘尊严事务’, providing assistance to 澳门新葡新京在线 学生 who struggle with the financial cost of these vital health care products. 在过去的几年里, we have heard directly from 学生 how this program is truly making a difference in their lives.”
自2021年9月起，澳门新葡新京在线与 尊严问题 他收集, 购买, 并提供女性卫生用品, 胸罩, and underwear to women and girls who are homeless or disadvantaged, 为了帮助他们保持健康, 重获自信, 以基本的尊严生活. 通过合作关系, 尊严问题 provides a monthly supply of tampons and pads for approximately 155 学生, which is distributed in bathrooms throughout the three campuses of Ashland, 弗雷明汉, 和韦尔斯利山. 到目前为止,344年垫, 36,850年卫生棉条, 7,640班机, and additional toiletries have been provided to 澳门新葡新京在线 学生, 这些产品价值超过18美元,000.
“Lack of access to menstrual care is a deal breaker for women - without these items they can’t attend class, 去上班, or take care of their families during their period,” said Founder and Executive Director of 尊严问题, 凯特Sanetra-Butler. “Many of these 学生 have overcome incredible barriers to get to college, and we won't let period poverty be the one that holds them back.”
One student reported the following about the partnership with 尊严问题, “Every expense is significant when you are in school, 每一分钱都必须精打细算. Not having to worry about paying for period products is a relief. I don’t have to worry about running out of what I need when I need to focus on my classes and clinical.”
This partnership is led by 澳门新葡新京在线’s Student Nourishment And Care Committee (SNACC), 哪个是一组工作人员, 教师, 学生, and community volunteers who are dedicated to eliminating basic need barriers that are obstacles to student success.
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