Emory College Council Tampon Initiative
Why Fundraise for Women’s Health Products
For nearly two years, Student Health Services has been funding a College Council led initiative to supply free tampons and pads in a number of bathrooms around campus. The program has been so well received that College Council is now raising money to supplement the Student Health Services funds so we can guarantee every Emory woman and visitor access to free feminine hygiene products.
Students, staff, faculty members, and visitors should not have to worry about taking care of a normal health matter safely and hygienically while on our campus.
How Your Donation Helps
Feminine hygiene products are taxed as luxury goods at a rate of six percent and higher, placing a recurring economic drain on women. It is our goal to provide free tampons and pads in every bathroom on campus, thus removing the economic burden and allowing women to focus on more important matters. There is a clear need for this initiative at Emory—the three bathrooms currently supplying the campus distributed 905 tampons and 158 pads last year.
The cost of maintaining and stocking a single machine in one bathroom is less than $1,000 per year. Because buying in bulk reduces costs, it makes economic sense to upscale this program, with Campus Services refilling the dispensers—retrofitted to require no payment—with the same frequency they restock toilet tissue.
Your support of this Momentum campaign will help College Council expand this important campus-wide program.