29 Oct It’s a Girl Thing!
Spring Into Action. End Period Poverty!
Junior League of Cobb-Marietta to host inaugural It’s A Girl Thing Day! and 72-Hour Online Event
In 2018, Junior League of Cobb-Marietta sustainers discovered an issue in the community that desperately needed to be addressed—women and girls were missing school, work or similar events due to lack of access to feminine hygiene products.
According to the Alliance for Period Supplies, 1 in 4 women struggled to purchase period products within the last year due to lack of income. To address this growing issue, JLCM rallied together with community outreach programs to launch the It’s A Girl Thing! initiative to help end period poverty. Since 2018, JLCM has collected and distributed more than 50,000 feminine hygiene products across Cobb County.
This need has become worse during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and many organizations throughout Cobb have discovered that women and girls are having even more trouble finding feminine hygiene products.
“We started this initiative with the focus of helping women and girls in need, and it’s even more important at this time that our members and the Cobb community come together to help us support those in need,” said Katie Stieber, President of Junior League of Cobb-Marietta. “We believe period products are as essential as toilet paper and water, especially during this pandemic, and these products need to be accessible for women and girls in all walks of life.”
The first-ever It’s A Girl Thing! Day will kick off the morning of Thursday, March 26, followed by a 72-hour online fundraising campaign through Saturday, March 28, at 11:59 p.m. During this time, Junior League members will be encouraging the Cobb community, friends and family to support this great need through online and social engagement. Here are two easy ways the community can help:
- Make a financial contribution to It’s A Girl Thing! to support the purchase of period products at bit.ly/IAGT2020.
- Purchase feminine hygiene products through the Junior League’s Amazon Wish List at bit.ly/IAGT_Amazon.
Online donations and products Junior League receives through the Amazon Wish List will directly benefit the community, with plans for products to be delivered to nonprofits throughout Cobb that are currently supporting those in need.
Participants are also be encouraged to share news of their support and contributions on social media using the hashtag #JLCM_ItsAGirlThing and tagging us:
- Facebook: facebook.com/JuniorLeagueofCobbMarietta/
- Instagram: @juniorleaguecobbmarietta
- Twitter: @JLCobbMarietta
- LinkedIn: search Junior League Cobb-Marietta
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