On average 25% of menstruating students miss class due to lack of access to sanitary products, washing facilities, and waste management making period poverty a barrier to equitable access to education. As individuals committed to education equity, The Collective is teaming up with PERIOD. to educate others on the issue of period poverty and take concrete action to help breakdown this barrier to equitable access to education but we need your help. Currently, only 17 states have laws requiring menstrual products in schools. The Collective Action Project will focus on supporting school communities in the remaining thirty-three states. With the hope reaching as many as we can, our first stop is Jackson, Mississippi! As Mississippi currently does not require period products in schools, we are calling on education advocates to purchase at least one product to ensure that menstruating students don’t miss anymore school due to lack of access to products. Your donation today will be shared directly with schools in Jackson, MS, providing school nurses with the products they need to support their students.