CCW’s Second Period Project Breaks Previous Year’s Record

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The Converse College For Women (CCW) had an extraordinary turnout for their second year participating in the Period Project.

The Period Project increases awareness of period poverty and delivers menstrual hygiene products to those in need. Their mission is to “facilitate better access to menstrual hygiene products to individuals in need; advocate for equal and tax-free access to these essential products; and raise awareness of period poverty by leveraging voices around the country.”

“Millions across our nation don’t have access to menstrual products, and our service project allows us to provide for our local community.”

Karen Mims ’22

Converse’s Acro and Tumbling team were key partners in this service project with the CCW.

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Volunteers pack at the annual packing party at Converse University.

Jasmyn Williams ’24 (Nisbet Honors), originally coordinated a menstrual product donation drive with the Period Project and graciously opened her project up to collaborate with the CCW. The Acro and Tumbling Team collected donations, along with other members of the Converse community for the period packing party.

Converse College for Women Assistant and Admissions Coordinator, Karen Mims ’22, said this endeavor is crucial because it helps destigmatize a natural and human health issue. “Millions across our nation don’t have access to menstrual products, and our service project allows us to provide for our local community”, Mims said.

Converse staff, faculty, alumni, and students donated period products and attended the packing party. The goal was for 400 period packs but thanks to the support of the Converse community, the service project ended up with 575 period packs, which will support students at Spartanburg High and local homeless shelters.

The CCW plans to hold this event yearly.

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