WHY The Period Project?
Girls in Wyoming – including girls in Teton County – are missing school because they don’t have access to period products!
SNAP benefits do not cover period products and they’re taxable in the grocery store because they’re considered “luxury items” putting them out of reach for many families. We know that these are essential products, so a group of community organizations and volunteers (affectionately deemed the Tampon Team) launched the Period Project to make sure that girls and women have full access to period products so that they have full access to their education – and a full life.
- 1 in 5 girls misses school for lack of period products
- Nearly 2/3 of low-income women can’t afford menstrual hygiene products
- More than 1 in 5 low-income women said they had this problem every month
- SNAP and WIC do not cover period products because they’re not considered essential
- Menstrual hygiene products are taxed as “luxury items”
WHERE are Products Located?
The Tampon Team has made period products free in the following public organizations around Jackson and the surrounding areas…
- St. John’s Episcopal Church
- St. John’s Health and Professional Office Building public bathrooms
- Jackson Cupboard
- Colter Elementary
- JH Middle School
- JH High School
- CLIMB Wyoming
- Teton Literacy
- Summit High School
- Teton County Public Health
- Teton County Jail
- CRC Teton Valley
- Arapahoe Middle School
- Laundry Love
- Free Clinic
- Jackson Elementary School
- Central Wyoming College
- Habitat Restore
- WIC Teton County
- JH Community Counseling Center
- Teton County Public Administration Center
- Teton County Parks and Recreation Center
HOW Can you Help?
- Write your elected officials
- Spread awareness
- Join the Tampon Team
- Donate by clicking here!
Read more about this initiative in the Jackson Hole News & Guide!
Jen Simon’s Column in the Jackson Hole News & Guide!
Jen Simon’s Column in the Casper Star Tribune!
For more information, please email SJHFoundation@stjohns.health.
"We cannot solve all big problems but we can certainly go a long way in solving this issue."
The Tampon Team
Natalia Duncan Macker
Haley Ross Deming
Margaret Reed Hutton-Co-Founder