In an effort to address the issue of “Period Poverty,” the Fond du Lac Area Women’s Fund is partnering with United Way agencies in Fond du Lac and Dodge counties, as well as the Ripon Area United Way, for the 3rd annual That Time. Period Poverty Products Drive.
We plan to respond to the need of as many as one-third of families in the county having difficulty purchasing period products for their children. School personnel have reported that often youth are missing school during their periods, due to the shame of not having products available to them.
The drive seeks to assist middle and high school youth throughout Fond du Lac County schools with products related to having their periods. Students in Oakfield, Campbellsport, North Fond du Lac, Waupun, Rosendale, and Ripon, as well as St. Mary’s Springs, will benefit from the drive.
White product collection bins, generously donated by Menasha Corporation, are scattered throughout the county as follows:
CITY OF FOND DU LAC LOCATIONS
FDLA Women’s Fund 116 N. Main St., lower level
FDLA United Way 74 S. Main St., Suite 201
Annie’s Fountain Cafe 72 S. Main St.
Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes 104 S. Main St.
Festival Foods 320 County Rd K
Piggly Wiggly 131 University Dr.
Pick ‘n’ Save (two locations)760 W. Johnson St.55 W. Pioneer Road
FDL Public Library 32 Sheboygan St.
Fond du Lac Highschool 801 Campus Dr.
Pilgrim United Church of Christ 535 Stow St.
Soroptimist Club (Linda Uselmann) Fox Valley Savings Bank 51 E 1st St.
NORTH FOND DU LAC LOCATIONS
North Fond du Lac Highschool 325 McKinley St.
Spillman Public Library 719 Wisconsin Ave.
Community United Methodist Church 701 Minnesota Ave.
Campbellsport Public Library 220 N. Helena St.
Oakfield Public Library 130 N. Main St. #9593
The drive, which runs May 22-28 and coincides with Period Poverty Awareness Week and ensures all agencies involved focus on pillars related to economic self-sufficiency, health and well-being, and education.