Go With The Flo
Go With The Flo project will be piloted as a collaboration between Kent State and Kent City schools to provide elementary, middle and high school age menstruators with the resources and support they need. We look forward to expanding on this pilot project in the future.
This project is a collaboration between the 22-23 Newman Civic Fellow, the Kent State University Women's Center, Kent City Schools and the Kent Health Department. It relies on donations from the community, including menstrual hygiene products such as pads and tampons of all sizes, cosmetic bags, and underwear.
This project is extremely important, as period poverty, or the lack of access to menstrual products, affects over ten million menstruators in the U.S. alone. Additionally, over five million of these individuals are forced to choose between menstrual products or food. Because of this, providing access to these products is a vital part of sustaining a healthy community.
Women's History Month (March) Collection Drive
The collection drive will take place Women's History Month beginning March 1 and lasting 28-35 days :)
During this time, collection bins will be located on campus:
- Williamson House, 1200 E. Main Street
- Student Recreation and Wellness Center
- Center for Undergraduate Excellence (C.U.E.)
- Kent State Student Center
Donations can be dropped off at the Women's Center at the Williamson House, 1200 E. Main Street year round.
Upcoming Service Opportunities
Gender Equity Presentation: Menstruation and Reproduction
Thursday, February 23, 5-6 pm at Williamson House
International Women's Day
Wednesday, March 8, 3:30-5:00 pm at C.U.E.
Gather and Give Back: Go With The Flo
Wednesday, March 14, 4-6 pm at the Williamson House
To learn more about this project and to get involved email Kentgowiththeflo@gmail.com