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

Joyful Journeys Circle of Friends Shoppe

possibly fall into this category.

We need your help so we can help them!

During the month of February, we encourage you to…


Last year was our kick-off to this initiative, and thanks to the generosity of many,

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 donating pads, tampons, or adult disposable underwear.

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

Immanuel Church

501 Walnut Street

West Bend, WI 53095

If you’d rather, we can shop for you;

cash, checks made out to Joyful Journeys,

or donations made online are accepted.