On May 8, Councilmember Curren Price joined A Step to Freedom, a local District 9 non-profit, for the kick off of their annual “blessing bag” feminine care drive to bring awareness of period poverty.
Women living in poverty or experiencing homelessness often have to choose between buying food for their children and buying period products, while girls may miss school while on their periods. The bags, which contain toiletries, feminine hygiene products as well as 25,000 masks donated by Team Price, were distributed to 500 ladies experiencing homelessness in the CD 9 community throughout the past week.
“No woman should have to ever decide between purchasing food for their families and sanitary products,” added Councilman Price. “Organizations such as A Step to Freedom are doing a fantastic job bringing to light the importance of what essential supplies mean for women who are suffering from the condition of homelessness.”