With the support of her peers, Rochelle Lee, Ed.D., assistant professor in the Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences, has started the new year spearheading a drive to provide food and feminine hygiene products to students on Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus. After learning at least 500 million women worldwide are impacted with period poverty, the inaccessibility of safe, affordable sanitary products, Lee presented a proposal to her department asking for faculty to donate supplies every month to assist those in need on campus.
“I asked my colleagues to join me in supporting the period pantry for Georgia Southern students on the Armstrong Campus and my colleagues and members of the Waters College of Health Professions Dean’s Office responded,” stated Lee. “There was an overwhelming response in anonymous donations to meet this call.”
In addition to supporting the period pantry, food items were also donated to the food pantry on the Armstrong Campus. The first batch of donations, which filled a two-tier cart, were delivered to the Dean of Students at the beginning of February by Lee, who plans to continue delivering the collected items every month.
Lee has challenged her colleagues to continue to support the food and period pantries on the Armstrong Campus throughout the 2021 calendar year.
Want to join the cause? Donations are currently being accepted and can be placed in the donation bins located in Ashmore Hall room 106.
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