AAWCC Events for 2018-19
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2nd Annual Menstrual Hygiene Drive, through February 28, 2019
Donations of pads, liners, tampons, and individually-wrapped wipes. New, wrapped menstrual cups or other reusable supplies are also welcome and appreciated. All donations will be directed to Lane's own student-run Rainy Day Food Pantry.
Donation box locations (more boxes will be added this week):
- Center, in the Library
- Center basement, No-Cash Clothing Stash and Rainy Day Food Pantry
- Center, 4th floor main entrance
- Bldg 1, Gender Equity Center
- Bldg 1, ASLCC Offices
- Bldg 3, inside the 2nd floor entrance
- Bldg 19, near the restroom outside of #243
- Bldg 15, #201
Did you know?
- Access to menstrual hygiene products is critical for good health and sanitation
- The average American menstruating woman spends $150 to $300 per year on menstrual hygiene products.
- Food banks report that menstrual hygiene items are some of the most-requested and least-donated items.
- Without access to necessary menstrual hygiene products, individuals may resort to using rags, socks, or other absorbent items, which can increase the chance of infection and toxic shock syndrome.
- Housing insecurity and homelessness can compound the challenge for individuals who have difficulty affording menstrual hygiene products, because they lack a safe & accessible place to store them.
- Access for transgender and non-binary individuals who menstruate can be even more challenging, since purchasing products in public restrooms may not be an option.
- SNAP benefits cannot be used to purchase menstrual hygiene products. In most states with a sales tax, menstrual hygiene products are still taxed as “luxury items.”
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Women's History Month events in March:
- March 11 Afternoon tea and panel discussion with local women leaders who make a difference in the community (more details coming soon)
- Oregon Women's History month presentation and cake celebration (date and details coming soon)