Love Your Neighbor, Even if it’s Awkward!

Period Poverty is a term used to describe inadequate access to period products and the issues that go along with “that time of the month”. Often families are forced to make the hard decisions between putting food on the table or purchasing pads for their daughters; consequently, the absentee rate from school for these young girls is higher because they don’t have the proper protection to allow them to attend. Women who are trying to provide for themselves and their families also can fall into this category; they need feminine hygiene products so they can work, but often it’s in exchange for buying food.  The same scenario can also affect adults who suffer from incontinence; purchasing grown-up diapers is not cheap. 

Food or personal hygiene protection…it shouldn’t have to be a choice.

Why are we bringing this to your attention? Because many of the people we serve at our Circle of Friends Shoppe possibly fall into this category. We need your help so we can help them! During the month of February, we are once again encouraging you to:


Last year, between generous donations from members of Immanuel as well as community support, we were able to collect enough of these resources to keep our shelves stocked for the whole year! What a blessing it was to be able to offer these products to individuals who came through the COF Shoppe!

Please consider either donating pads, tampons, or adult disposable underwear, or make a financial contribution and we’ll shop for you. Cash, checks made out to Joyful Journeys, or donations made online are accepted.

If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Landowski

[email protected] or 262-334-2886

Items can be dropped off Monday-Thursday from 9am-3pm at

 Immanuel Church

501 Walnut Street

West Bend, WI 53095