EVENT : KICKSTART CAMPAIGN FIGHT AGAINST PERIOD POVERTY
KickStart For Kids Against Period Poverty, has been created to raise awareness, support, and funds for South Australian girls experiencing period poverty.
KickStart For Kids will be dispensing free menstrual hygiene products to over 350 South Australian schools that currently participate in their breakfast program.
Period poverty refers to the issue of women and girls being unable to afford and have access to sanitary products. They are forced to use alternatives such as rags, toilet paper, newspaper, or resort to using sanitary products for an extended and dangerous amount of time.
This will only provide roughly 900 girls per year with sanitary products, leaving a gap of thousands of school-aged girls that are potentially affected by period poverty.
Founder of KickStart For Kids, Ian Steel, says that period poverty is not just an issue happening overseas, it is right here in our backyard.
To launch the campaign, KickStart For Kids is hosting an event at The Gallery on Friday 25 June from 12 noon to 3pm, tickets are $150 with 100% of the proceeds raised going towards buying sanitary products for girls in South Australia.
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