Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust are launching a campaign to help end period poverty in Scotland. This is a common issue for our young people and many others.
The impact of poverty can often be a hidden problem but according to recent figures over 133,000 people attended a Scottish food bank in the last financial year. Women and girls living in poverty in Scotland cannot afford tampons or towels and are being forced to resort to using newspapers and socks.
A new survey found one in five girls have changed to a less suitable period product and one in seven have had to borrow products from a friend due to cost issues. We are trying to stop the stigma around periods and end the shame associated with periods.
Dean and Cauvin have been inspired to tackle the problem and help end period poverty. Staff have been donating period products for our young people to take from Head Office reception area, if and when they need them. We have also had generous donations from local pharmacies and members of the public.
We want to take our campaign one step further and offer personal hygiene products i.e. shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste etc to all our young people who may need them, not just for the women and girls. We would welcome any donations of products, or funds to purchase products, to help us in our campaign to end period poverty and to promote self-esteem and well-being to our young people.
If you would like to help us by donating products please contact us on 0131 337 3295 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also make a cash donation by clicking HERE