Access Period receives $150,000 sponsorship from Healthy Blue Nebraska

Published: Jan. 23, 2023 at 4:28 PM CST
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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (KNEP) - Healthy Blue Nebraska sponsors Access Period to expand access to free menstrual products across the state (with referral needed).

Each of the five locations located in Scottsbluff, Kearney, Omaha, Lincoln, and Norfolk will provide free menstrual kits including pads, tampons, liners, personal wipes, and disposal bags.

In 2022 Access Period distributed over 80,000 products and strive for a goal of 500,000 in 2023. Healthy Blue Nebraska sponsorship was in the amount of $150,000 to Access Period. Healthy Blue works with doctors, specialists, and hospitals throughout the state to help Nebraskans get the care and services that they need.

Healthy Blue Welcome Room is located at: 2621 5th Avenue in Scottsbluff.

Audrey Rocheleau Community relations specialist for healthy blue Nebraska says “To obtain one of these what they would do is just need a referral from one of our community partner organizations. The Department of Labor, CAPWN, Doves Program, the schools, there is many different places that work with those in need, that are going to send referrals and they would come to Healthy Blue, and we would connect them with a period pack.”

Kristin Lowrey Founder of Access Period says “Our pads kits provide 75 pads, 20 liners, a pack of personal wipes, and disposal bags then tampon kits that are also 3-month kits. There are also 1-month worth kits that are just smaller for people who are experiencing homeless or who cannot take a big supply.”

Over the weekend Gering High School Cheerleaders and all-girl Boy Scout Troop set a record for number of female products packed in an hour at nearly 9,000 products packed. In total they created 90 (3-Month) menstrual packs that will be given away to those in need.

Gering High School Cheerleaders and all-girl Boy Scout Troop packing products.
Gering High School Cheerleaders and all-girl Boy Scout Troop packing products.(Audrey Rocheleau)