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Local Girl Scout Troop 11555 leads project to help ‘period equity’

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Local Girl Scout Troop 11555 leads project to help ‘period equity’

Members of Girl Scout Troop 11555. Photo provided to Decaturish
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Members of Girl Scout Troop 11555. Photo provided to Decaturish

This past June, local Girl Scout Troop 11555, donated almost 300 boxes of feminine hygiene products to the Decatur-Area Emergency Assistance Ministry for their Girl Scout Silver Award project.

Troop 11555 is made up of eighth to tenth grade girls who live in Decatur, Atlanta, and Stone Mountain, and they decided to donate boxes of tampons and pads after looking into “the issue of period equity.”

Troop 11555 had three goals:

 

 

– To minimize period shaming

– To publicize the financial hardship that menstruation places on low-income and n
homeless women

– To have a real impact on the problem by collecting supplies for immediate use

And they were successful, finding the community’s donations “both gratifying and overwhelming.”

In order to meet their goal, the girls made a video for social media to promote their efforts and invite people to donate.

“Dozens of boxes of sanitary items were donated in the collection boxes outside of their homes, and members of their respective communities donated over $1000, all of which was spent on sanitary products,” stated a recent press release.

Here is their video project, called “Let’s Talk About Periods.”

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