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The "Woman Tax" Giveback: A Bleeding Need

Organized by: Rita Leslie

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QUICK UPDATE:
March 29, 2016

Hello All! I just wanted to thank the people that've already donated to the fundraiser, we made our initial goal of $500 (woo hoo!)- so we figured See More

EVENT DATE Apr 09, 2016

THE STORY:

WHAT YOU CAN DO:
We're hosting a fundrasing event to collect tampons, sanitary napkins and toiletries for women in need.

SHOW UP:
Come hang with us Saturday, Feburary 13, 2016 from 5 to 8 at 421 2nd Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30317. 

MINGLE 'N SHITE:
The lovely Amy McDaniel has agreed to host so we can collect items, commune with one another ( read braid each other's hair and talk real close) and have a couple drinks and light refreshments.

IF YOU CAN'T ATTEND BUT WOULD STILL LIKE TO HELP:
You can still be apart of the solution by making an online donation. If we meet our goal we can purchase more items like: tampons, sanitary napkins, pads, baby wipes, heating pads, new panties and tote bags and then distribute them accordingly. 

SHARING IS CARING:
Please share this link to help spread the word.

The more money we get, the more bags we can assemble. 

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THE STIGMA:
The ability to create life is a fairly decent consolation prize for the inconvenience of menstruation. 

HOWEVER, we shouldn't be subject to hidden penalties because of capitalism and Mother Nature.

Aside from the world wide social stigma surrounding periods, the cost is also staggering. Sanitary napkins and feminine hygiene products are not luxury items and shouldn't be taxed as such. On average women pay more for the same items as men, razors, lotion, haircuts and even cars- this is called the "woman tax" or "pink tax".

But don't just take my word for it, check out the stats for yourself:http://nottmagazine.com/2015/09/13/infographic-the-female-tax/ 

So all this got us thinking about what we could do at home, in our own communities to help at risk women in transition (homeless shelters, domestic abuse centers or group homes ) ease some of the financial burden of uh, existing. 

We're starting locally, but we're thinking globally. First home, then the world!

They say, "it costs to be the boss," but it shouldn't be astronomical. ;~)

Thx y'all!
-R

$850

 

85% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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  • Evi D.

    $20

  • Rebecca Rivera

    $25

  • Naik family

     

  • Oneisha Freeman

    $25

  • Lace

    $30

  • Emily Workman

    $25

  • Georgia Perry

    $25

  • L boogie

    $25

  • Mo Alston

    $25

  • merit

     

  • Sabrina Harvey

    $25

  • Laura Rea

    $25

  • Cara Price

    $25

  • Shao Lin Warrior

     

  • Tam the manager

    $25

  • Clearie Goethe

    $10

  • NMH

    $75

  • Bret Keyes

    $25

  • The Carlisles

    $250

  • Merilee

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

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Organized by

Rita Leslie

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Merilee

Merilee

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

The Carlisles

The Carlisles

DONATION: $250

I never considered this but what a great cause! 2 years ago

Bret Keyes

Bret Keyes

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

NMH

NMH

DONATION: $75

PKD 2 years ago

Clearie Goethe

Clearie Goethe

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Tam the manager

Tam the manager

DONATION: $25

First locally, then the world!!! Love it!! 2 years ago

Shao Lin Warrior

Shao Lin Warrior

2 years ago

Cara Price

Cara Price

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Laura Rea

Laura Rea

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

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