ADDRESSING PERIOD POVERTY
Having access to basic feminine hygiene products is something many people take for granted. This is a global problem, often referred to as period poverty, that affects the ability of women and girls around the world to attend school, seek and maintain employment, and avoid the indignity caused by a lack of access to basic feminine hygiene products. The recurring monthly need for disposable feminine hygiene products is cost-prohibitive to one in five females, often forcing them to go without needed supplies or to craft less healthful alternatives. In 2019, a survey by Reuter's health found that two-thirds of low income women could not afford these personal protective items. #PPE PeriodPovertyEssentils
The idea to form PADS was prompted in 2012 by a presentation a once-homeless woman gave at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio. She told attendees about her experiences of homelessness, including not having access to personal hygiene products due to transience and the lack of a stable income. After hearing about this presentation, East Cleveland native Delesia Robinson, RN and her daughter Carmen decided to form PADS in hopes of preventing other women from suffering similar indignities.
We are excited to serve 100 women/girls, with a one-month supply of products delivered to your place of residence for 12 consecutive months in the year of 2022!! Priority will go to individuals in East Cleveland, and Cleveland area.
To REGISTER for our PADS on WHEELS 2022 pilot initiative, go to CONTACT US, and submit your contact information, Name, Address, phone, and email, and we will add you to the program on a first come first serve basis. If under 18 a parent can submit information on behalf of minor. Registration is going on now until we reach our goal to serve 100. We have 50 signed up thus far! So everyone, pass on the word. As you submit your information, we will reply generally within 24 hours to confirm your spot. ((Product type, size and amount may vary) Delivery for February and March complete, some went out via USPS. Registration remains open!
"You have to be willing to tell people your story". Latia Crockett-Holder