One in four teens in the US miss school due to the lack of access to period supplies. Sales tax on period supplies also place an unequal burden on individuals who menstruate. In Georgia, period supplies are taxed. One in five women and girls between the ages of 12 and 44 lives between the federal poverty line. Scrub Life Cares strives to remove the barriers that prevent women and girls from receiving the supplies and education needed to remain healthy during their menstruation, and throughout their daily lives. By changing the narrative surrounding periods, we empower and educate women and girls (and ultimately the world) on the imperative need to increase funding for participants who live below the Federal Poverty Line.
We are committed to providing programs and opportunities that meet the following goals:
Hygiene Education and Hygiene Supplies
We collect basic essential items such as toiletries to include deodorant, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrush, lip balm, soap, shampoo and conditioner. These items are to ensure that we work towards limiting infection and promote hygiene especially during menstruation.
An after school & community based program focused on menstrual hygiene geared toward educating menstruators about their periods, the significance of having a Period, removing the stigma & having open conversations about periods & hygiene. We provide health workshops & expos to bring awareness about our programs.