As part of Ghostlight Summer of Service, we are thrilled to further our partnership with the vital organization, RACKET. to collect menstrual hygiene products to be donated and distributed to people with limited access.
We will be working with RACKET. over the course of the Festival, and need your help. The NYMF-RACKET. collection drive will begin on Monday, July 10th and run until Sunday, August 6th at each of our venues and our Ticket Services and Audience Hub, with all donations benefiting Covenant House New York, a nonprofit charity serving homeless youth (ages 16-22). To take part, simply bring any new menstrual hygiene products you may wish to donate, and place in one of the NYMF-RACKET. bins.
Following the end of the Festival, we will have a kit assembly day on Thursday, August 10th - all who donate are invited to come and assist!
Our 2017 Venues where the NYMF-RACKET collection bins will be:
Ticket Services and Audience Hub - Treehaus MiMA, 470 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036
Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 416 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036
The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Playwrights Horizons Rehearsal Studio, 416 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036
The Green Room 42 @ YOTEL, 570 10th Ave, New York, NY 10036
RACKET. thinks that all people deserve a shame-free relationship to their periods regardless of socioeconomic circumstances. We aim to redefine menstrual hygiene products as essential; to provide menstruating people access to these products; and to encourage an open dialogue about menstruation, thereby transforming a historically taboo subject into one that connects communities. Find out more at weracket.com
About Covenant House New York
For more than four decades, Covenant House has helped transform and save the lives of more than a million homeless, runaway and trafficked young people. We offer housing and support services to young people in need – helping over 46,000 boys and girls every year. Coming off the streets, the young people we serve are usually disconnected from their families and other social support – kids who have endured traumatic and adverse childhood experiences. In addition to living on the streets, many have survived abusive homes, spent time in juvenile justice facilities, aged out of foster care or have been victims of human trafficking and exploitation. Find out more at covenanthouse.org