EMS is coordinating a drive to collect feminine hygiene products for women and girls in need. They are collecting pads, tampons, and new underwear to support women’s shelters, homeless shelters, and other community programs.
- 1 in 4 women struggle with inadequate access to menstrual hygiene products, often having to choose between buying food or period supplies
- 35 states tax menstrual supplies as non-essential items
- Food stamps do not cover menstrual products
- The average woman spends about $20 per cycle
- Access to menstrual hygiene products is both a human rights and public health issue