Where would we be without Maryville Hy-Vee? They graciously host our “That Time of the Month” dinners, the third Wednesday of every month, and they help us get the best bang for our buck when we’re ready to buy product!
This photo shows Carolyn Law, Hy-Vee’s health care area manager, checking us out as we maximize our dollars — this is what $113 bought us: 428 tampons and 317 pads. Average cost = $0.15 per item.
We Gotchya member Jody Strauch will be documenting product usage in the campus Union, our largest distribution outlet. We’ll post again when we have a usage report!
We did it — We gave 25 period packs to Bayo yesterday!!
This Friday, they’ll be on a plane to Haiti and on their way to 25 girls at House of Hope Haiti.
On June 15, Bayo will be back to share with us whatever we need to know to modify future packs. I hope many of you can come to this meeting — it should be really interesting to get direct feedback on how girls in resource-poor Haiti are managing their monthly menstruation with the reusable cotton pads we’ve sent them.
Huge THANK YOU to everyone who contributed along the way…
Maryville’s Hy-Vee hosts a benefit dinner for us on the third Wednesday of every month, from 5-8 p.m. in the Grill area. Proceeds from the event are donated to We Gotchya efforts.
Of course, we can’t express how excited we are to have the support of Hy-Vee, and especially catering manager Sara Tompkins, who made this all happen.
At the dinners we hand out information cards (below) about our group and answer questions to curious shoppers, men and women alike! We collect product and cash donations, and also serve as a collection point for donations to House of Hope Haiti.
Northwest Missouri State University senior Molly Gardner is a legislative intern in Jefferson City, Missouri, during the Spring term. She’s covering a number of state issues, but in this student television interview, Molly explains the Missouri Pink Tax initiatives related to taxing feminine products.
The interview mentions the role of We Gotchya on campus.