Helping Stop Period Poverty


Aubriana Baxa

Sophomore Mackenzie Bolton gives a box of tampons to TIE Club representative, Melanie Gross, to help end period poverty. The tampons will be donated locally to those in need.

Aubriana Baxa, Writer

Through the month of March, Teens Influencing Equity Club has been accepting donations of period products to help end period poverty. Donations are still being accepted through the end of this week in Mrs. Melanie Gross’ classroom, B215. 


“Period poverty is the inadequate access to period products such as tampons, pads or even clean water and hygiene products in general,” senior Megan McCormick said. “It is super prevalent in third world countries. In America, it mostly affects large cities, especially in schools. Anywhere there is a lack of period supplies, there is period poverty.”


The products collected by TIE Club will be donated to The Poverty Impact Network, a nonprofit hygiene bank. From there, the organization will distribute them across the city to those in need. 


“We have close to 2,0000 items right now,” Gross said. “We’ve done pretty well, but we are hoping to gather more within this final week.”


Those wishing to get involved can either contact a peer they know already involved in the club or Gross directly.