Recognizing that period poverty is a public health issue, Mayor Lydia Lavelle has proclaimed May 24-30 to be Period Poverty Awareness Week in Carrboro.
National surveys and research studies report that one in four women and girls struggle to secure enough period supplies due to a lack of income and, this lack of period supplies, known as period poverty, can adversely affect the health and well-being of menstruators.
“I encourage the residents of Carrboro to donate generously to period supply banks, product drives, and those organizations that collect and distribute period products to those struggling with period poverty so that all of Carrboro’s people can thrive and reach their full potential,” Mayor Lavelle said.
Carrboro is proud to be home to trusted community-based organizations, including On the Spot, a program of the Diaper Bank of North Carolina. These period supply banks and their staff and volunteers served on the front lines of Carrboro’s COVID-19 pandemic response helping families in our communities weather the crisis.
Read the Mayor’s proclamation at https://www.townofcarrboro.org/DocumentCenter/View/9163/2021-Period-Poverty-Week