LUEWWDstache: Beauty and the Brawn, part deux
Sunday, April 30, 2017, 2-5pm, Bull McCabe’s Irish Pub
Benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Durham’s Women Build
Bloodsport II: We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Box
(check out the video for some highlights and results from this collaborative effort!)
Friday, January 27, 2017
The Pinhook starting @6:30PM
Absorb this: For those of us who menstruate, we will have about 456 periods over 38 or so years. This amounts to lots and lots of pads and tampons that cost between 6 and 10 dollars a box. On top of that, most states tax pads and tampons as luxury items adding to the costs of menstruation (not to mention the costs associated with dealing with PMS). For lower-income and/or homeless individuals, accessing these necessary hygiene products can be difficult, leading to negative impacts on employment, education, and health.
Bloodsport II is the second annual pad and tampon drive (co-hosted by theEno River Women’s Rugby Football Club and the League of Upper Extremity Wrestling Women of Durham — LUEWWD) to benefit women and girls served by Durham nonprofit organizations. There will be a main drive event held on Friday, January 27th starting at 6:30 pm at The Pinhook. There will be themed games and entertainment, so, even if you make a donation at one of our drop-off locations, you should still plan to join us for the event!
The list of drop-off locations (more to come!):
Duke Human Vaccine Institute (on campus)
Moshi Moshi in Durham (Golden Belt)
The Retreat (Brightleaf)
Rock Paper Scissors Salon & Gallery (downtown)
The Tranquility Company (near Southpoint Mall)
The list of beneficiary orgs includes:
- The Diaper Bank of NC distributes more than diapers now. It has also been supplying feminine hygiene products to Durham public schools for girls who might avoid school days/be distracted in class during their periods because they don’t have access to an adequate supply. The new initiative is called Distributing Dignity NC. **They are also seeking new girls’ underwear of all sizes.**
- Housing for New Hope has a transitional living program called Dove House that helps homeless women move themselves toward financial independence while in recovery from homelessness, domestic abuse and/or substance abuse.
- Partners for Youth Opportunity provides Durham youth with opportunities to connect, develop, and contribute through mentoring, employment and educational support. PYO will accept donations of reusable feminine hygiene products like Thinx or DivaCups.
- The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Durham provides a safe place to learn and grow, ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals, life-enhancing programs and character development experiences, and most of all, hope and opportunity.
- TROSA offers women with substance abuse disorders not just the treatment needed to launch their recovery process as well as the integrated services to support their personal development.
- Urban Ministries of Durham which provides emergency shelter for the homeless as well as homelessness diversion and additional services to support clients’ transition. **UMD is seeking donations of new women’s underwear sizes 7-10.**
Want more info about Bloodsport II? Interested in participating as an arm wrestler at a future LUEWWD? email@example.com