FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 23, 2018
Contact: Marisela Felix
Director of Development + Marketing
YWCA Southern Arizona Continues To Receive Donations From Project Period Collection Site: The Satanic Temple Arizona Chapter
[Tucson] YWCA Southern Arizona has continuously received menstrual product donations from the Satanic Temple Arizona Chapter (TST-AZ) since early 2017. TST-AZ’s campaign, “Menstruatin’ With Satan”, aims to collect menstrual product for economically disadvantaged people. TST-AZ approached YWCA Southern Arizona about becoming a distribution site because of a similar program they run called “Project Period”.
“YWCA Southern Arizona will continue receive donations of menstrual products from TST-AZ for our Project Period drive”, says Liz Rabago, YWCA Southern Arizona Interim CEO, “Our primary concern and focus remains with the women and families we help every day.”
YWCA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or any other status protected by law or regulation. YWCA’s mission is empowering women, eliminating racism, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
Misinformation regarding YWCA’s willingness to accept donations from TST-AZ recently hit social media pages and national website, patheos.com. Michelle Shortt, Chapter Head of TST-AZ says, “There was a miscommunication between TST-AZ and YWCA of Southern Arizona. YWCA leadership was prompt in correcting the misinformation and have assured us that the prior dissolution of our partnership with the YWCA was conveyed to us without their approval. We look forward to continuing to support YWCA’s Project Period and women in our community.” Both organizations are taking measures to rectify the false information shared.