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Period Supplies

See how the Alliance for Period Supplies and founding sponsor U by Kotex are working together to address period poverty. 

See how you can host your own period supply drive and support SCAPS. 

1 in 4 women struggle to purchase period products within the past year due to lack of income.

Shelby County Alliance for Period Supplies is a new initiative by Sweet Cheeks Diaper Ministry to ensure that individuals in need have access to essential period products required to participate fully in daily life. We are also apart of the Alliance for Period Supplies, sponsored by U by Kotex.

PERIOD POVERTY FACTS

  • 1 in 5 low-income women report missing work, school, or similar events due to lack of access to period supplies.

  • Lack of access to period supplies is linked to using substitute products (toilet tissue or socks), stretching product usage, and missing important events.

  • An overwhelming 88% of women agree that period products are a basic necessity.

  • Only 4% of women are aware of a local resource where free or reduced cost period supplies are available.

  • State and federal safety net programs cannot be used to purchase period supplies.