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4th Annual Period Packing Party

  • 111 S 11th Street, Suite 200 | West Des Moines, IA 50265
  • Presented By: Give Grace Give Hope
  • Dates: March 8, 2023
  • Location: Hall, The
  • Start/End Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Overview

    Join us in the fight to end period poverty in Central Iowa!

    Have you ever considered what you would do if you couldn’t afford pads and tampons? Would you skip school? Skip work? Maybe you would improvise with paper towels from a public restroom, spend the day distracted, praying they don’t get loose and fall out as you try to go about your day. Unfortunately, this is a real struggle for women and girls right here in Central Iowa every month when they menstruate. If a woman cannot afford food, which was the case for far too many Iowans, they can’t afford period supplies. Want to help?

    Join us in honor of International Women’s Day at The Hall where we hope to make more than 8,000 period packs! Why? Because no woman or young girl should be limited in life because of her period.

    All donations received go towards buying supplies needed to make period packs for those in need.

    Give Grace, Give Hope is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization - Federal Tax ID #83-0808413. All donations to GGGH are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Thank you for your support!

    We want to THANK The Hall for opening up their doors and providing the space for us to hold this event, and our major sponsors!

    Give Grace, Give Hope, Inc. was established to eliminate the gap between need and access of menstrual products in Central Iowa. This is accomplished by supplying pads and tampons to schools, human service organizations, and homeless shelters that serve low income women and girls. This mission is important because if a woman doesn’t have access to menstrual products, she might improvise and take care of her period with unsanitary items that could cause infections, which could lead to medical bills. Women will also skip work, and girls will skip school when they lack access to products. Medical bills, skipping school, and missing work, all further the cycle of poverty. Pads and tampons can help lessen the burden, while providing dignity and grace! Learn more about the mission: www.givegracegivehope.org

    The Justice League of Food (JLF) works to break the cycle of poverty in Central Iowa by "Teaching a Man to Fish." Headquartered in The Hall, JLF invests in individuals by providing the homeless and hungry with job training and placement in the food and beverage industry. Learn more about their mission: www.justiceleagueoffood.org