In an effort to address the issue of “Period Poverty,” the Fond du Lac Area United Way is partnering with the Fond du Lac Area Women’s Fund and other United Way agencies in Dodge County, as well as the Ripon Area United Way, for the 2nd annual That Time Menstrual Products Drive.
We plan to respond to the need of as many as one-third of families in the county having difficulty purchasing menstrual products for their children. School personnel have reported that often youth are missing school during their periods, due to the shame of not having products available to them.
The drive seeks to assist middle and high school youth throughout Fond du Lac County schools with products related to having their periods. Students in Oakfield, Campbellsport, North Fond du Lac, Waupun, Rosendale, and Ripon, as well as St. Mary’s Springs, will benefit from the drive. (Fond du Lac School District was the sole beneficiary of the 2021 drive and has ample product to last through this school year.)
White product collection bins, generously donated by Menasha Corporation, are scattered throughout the county as follows:
City of Fond du Lac Locations:
FDLA Women’s Fund 116 N. Main St., lower level
FDLA United Way 74 S. Main St., Suite 201
Annie’s Fountain Cafe 72 S. Main St.
Hair Lounge 104 S. Main St.
Festival Foods 1125 E. Johnson St.
Piggly Wiggly 131 University Dr.
Pick ‘n’ Save (two locations)760 W. Johnson St.55 W. Pioneer Road
FDL Public Library 32 Sheboygan St.
Moraine Park Technical College 235 N. National Ave.
Pilgrim United Church of Christ 535 Stow St.
Soroptimist Club (Linda Uselmann)
North Fond du Lac Locations:
Beans & Bites 340 Prospect Ave.
Spillman Public Library 719 Wisconsin Ave.
Community United Methodist Church 701 Minnesota Ave.
Blue Door Coffee Co. 116 E. Main St.
Campbellsport Public Library 220 N. Helena St.
Piggly Wiggly 450 Grandview Ave.
Oakfield Public Library 130 N. Main St. #9593
Katy’s Log Cabin Restaurant 210 N. Main St.
Webster’s Marketplace 1188 W. Fond du Lac St.
Ripon Drug 328 Watson St.
Walgreens 1203 W. Fond du Lac St.\
Moraine Park Technical College (satellite campus) 700 Gould St., Beaver Dam
Higher Grounds Coffee Shop N7156 E Plaza Dr
The drive, which runs June 19-26 and coincides with United Way’s Annual Day of Action on June 21, ensures all agencies involved focus on pillars related to economic self-sufficiency, health and well-being, and education.
We want to give a big thank you to our Menstrual Product Drive donors!
- Michelle Merten
- William Abbott
- Mel Kolstad