Period Supplies

The Junior League of Tampa Alliance for Period Supplies

We believe everyone deserves to have the period products they need.

Period poverty is reported by 1 in 4 women living in the U.S. according to a recent survey*. This means they struggled to purchase the period products needed to participate fully in life.

To fight this issue in Hillsborough County, The Junior League of Tampa launched its Alliance for Period Supplies (APS) project in 2019. The project works with a network of partners around Tampa to distribute period supplies to menstruators in need. Every month our team purchases, packs, and fulfills monthly orders which are provided free of charge to our community partners.

We distribute period products in Period Packs to our partner organizations. These packs have 10 tampons or pads of the same size.

Period Poverty Facts

According to a survey by U by Kotex conducted with YouGov:

  • The Junior League of Tampa Alliance for Period Supplies Period Packs1 in 4 women struggled to purchase period products within the last year due to insufficient income
  • 1 in 5 low-income women report missing work, school, or similar events due to lack of access to period supplies
  • 88% of women agree period products are a basic necessity
  • Lack of access to period supplies is linked to using substitute products, stretching product usage, and missing important events
  • Only 4% of women are aware of local resources where free or reduced cost period supplies are available
  • Federal and State safety net programs cannot be used for period supplies

Help us Fight Period Poverty

We need your help to fight period poverty.

Give to the Alliance for Period Supplies

Period poverty impacts 1 in 4 women in our community. By giving, you help us purchase essential period products for those in need.

Donate Period Supplies

JLT APS accepts individually wrapped and unopened tampons and sanitary napkins at our Diaper Bank collection points around Hillsborough County. Find a drop off location near you.

Alliance for Period Supplies Wish List

Shop the Alliance for Period Supplies Wish List on Amazon and have the items of greatest need shipped directly to us.

Period Supply Drive

Individuals in the community can host Period Supplies Drives  at their work places, schools, religious organizations, or special events. Drives help collect period products and bring awareness to the issue of period poverty.

Partnership Network

We rely on our community partners to distribute period supplies to the members of our community, who are most in need. Our 2021-2022 Distribution Partners are

Academy Prep Center of Tampa, Bay Area Youth Services, Beth-El Farmworker Ministries, Children’s Home Network, Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, Hillsborough County College, and RCMA.

 

The partnership application for the 2021-2022 year is now closed. Contact allianceforperiodsupplies@jltampa.org with questions.