“I feel like you always get it at the worst time” – Tampon shortage worries Lansing nonprofit
LANSING, Mich. (WILX) – A shortage of tampons in Michigan has members of the community concerned.
After the latest infant formula shortage, another upcoming shortage related to tampons could affect Michigan in the coming months. Women’s Aid Period is a grassroots organization in Lansing, MI that took to the streets on Sunday to make sure women had their feminine products.
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Lysne Tait the founder and CEO of Women’s Aid Period which served 18 counties and partnered monthly with local food banks.
Tait told News 10 that “Helping Women Period is a non-profit organization that provides free menstrual products to homeless and low-income disparity people.”
The organization has largely received its products through donations, and Tait said he has seen a drop in donations. According to Tait, many women have struggled to find specific brands they would normally use and have to switch to other options. News 10 spoke to Kat Purzycka, who said she doesn’t buy any particular brand but will stock up until it stays on the shelves.
“I feel like you always get it at the worst time,” Purzycka said. “And it’s so easy to forget when you don’t have your period to buy it that it’s really important to keep it on the shelf.”
Tait recommended people check the ingredients on the boxes before switching to another brand. She also encouraged women to use other products such as menstrual cups.
If you would like more information or would like to make a donation, do not hesitate visit their website.
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