Idaho State University Students Deliver 86,000 Menstrual Pads Throughout the Community
October 19, 2023
ASISU marked Period Action Day by distributing a generous donation of 86,500 menstrual pads, equivalent to 173 boxes, within our local communities.
Period Action Day is aimed to support the fight against period poverty, a cause that unites voices across the menstrual movement every second Saturday in October. This endeavor also ties into ASISU’s ongoing effort to assess the need for menstrual products on our campus and explore opportunities to enhance our support in campus restrooms. A team of 24 volunteers contributed to this distribution effort across ISU's campuses, eight public schools in the school district, and seven local non-profit organizations.
The on campus locations included the following: College of Arts and Letters, College of Business, College of Education, College of Science and Engineering, College of College of Health Professions, College of Technology, College of Pharmacy, RA Desks, Wellness Center, Benny's Pantry, Stephens Performing Arts Center, Early Learning Center, Pre-Health Office, Health Center, Gender Resource Center, Idaho Falls Campus, Twin Falls Campus, and Meridian Campus.
The off campus locations included the following: Pocatello/Chubbuck School District main office, Century High School, Pocatello High School, Highland High School, New Horizons High School, Franklin Middle School, Irving Middle School, Hawthorne Middle School, Alameda Middle School, Family Services Alliance, Aid for Friends, Big Momma's House, Pocatello Free Clinic, South East Idaho Behavioral Crisis Center, Behavioral Enhancement Services & Treatment (BEST) LLC, and Idaho Period Project.