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Periods are hard.

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Getting period products shouldn't be harder.
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A Jam for Pads and Tampons

Help us end period poverty.

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What is Jampon?

Jampon! A Jam for Pads and Tampons is a new non-profit that raises menstruation products and funds for unhoused individuals in the NYC community.

 

Jampon was initially launched as a grassroots fundraiser at the University of Evanville in 2018. Over the years, this initiative has evolved into a highly-anticipated event that supports the local YWCA shelter in Evansville, IN. The cause now extends to New York City, where organizers seek to continue their efforts to eradicate period poverty.

 

Through this initiative, the organizers seek to achieve their objective of reducing the cost of menstrual products, educating individuals about healthy menstrual cycles, and fostering empowerment among all menstruators through community and art.

We're partnering with New Alternatives, an organization dedicated to reducing homelessness among LGBTQ+ youth and young adults in New York City.

Our Impact

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7+

$14K

25K

YEARS RUNNING

DONATIONS RAISED

MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS RAISED

What happens with your donations?

Every dollar and period product raised will be donated to New Alternatives.

 

New Alternatives is dedicated to reducing homelessness among LGBTQ+ youth and young adults in New York City by addressing areas critical to their development and well-being: housing, physical and mental health, education, and employment.

Learn more about New Alternatives on their website.

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What is
Period Poverty?

A lack of access to menstrual products, hygiene facilities, waste management, and education, affects many menstruators globally causing physical, mental, and emotional challenges.

Journal of Global Health

Get informed.

1.8 billion

people menstruate a month

1 in 4

students have struggled to afford period products in the USA

14.2%

of menstruators have experienced period poverty in the past year
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Our Goals: 

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To end period poverty through cost reduction of menstrual products

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To ensure everyone has a comprehensive education about a healthy cycle

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​To empower all menstruators through community and art

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Past Events

Since 2018, Jampon has thrown an annual event at the University of Evansville to celebrate menstruation and raise money for the YWCA in Evansville, Indiana. The one night event featured art and performances by students and continues to garner support throughout the community.

Now, Jampon expands to New York City, where the organization hopes to continue the tradition of a performance and art based event. Follow us on social media to stay updated on future events or join the jam by volunteering. Check out our Get Involved Page for more info!

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