One Planned Parenthood affiliate is asking girls to host “Galentine’s Day” events and fundraise with “safe sex themed Valentines,” full with “vagina and birth control cupcakes.”
In a “toolkit” obtained by Bustle, the Planned Parenthood of New York City (PPNYC) Activist Council insisted that girls flip their Galentine’s Day right into a “fearless fundraising extravaganza!” Held the day earlier than Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day (a time period coined by Parks and Recreation) is about “ladies celebrating ladies.” However, PPNYC urged, “you should feel free to invite folks from any gender identity you choose!”
“Hosting a Galentine’s Day PPNYC fundraiser is a fun way to celebrate your gal pals AND raise money for sexual and reproductive health access!” the toolkit inspired. “So grab your waffle maker and get started!”
For meals, PPNYC urged internet hosting a potluck in addition to backing “reproductive health themed goodies” together with “Vagina” and “Birth Control Cupcakes!”
And, if girls determined to host such a home celebration, they need to contact the NYC affiliate for a heads up. The toolkit included the next “sample goals”:
“Get at least 10-40 people to attend.”
“Set a specific dollar amount goal.”
“Ask everybody to ‘donate their age’ in a one-time donation or as a recurring, month-to-month donation.” (Really? Donate your age so a baby by no means will get to?)
“Make sure everyone at your event signs up for PPNYC’s weekly email actions.”
And the urged “activities” added:
“Send PPNYC safe sex themed Valentines.”
“Download and color your own resistance coloring pages.”
“Listen to PP inspired playlists or create your own.”
“Enjoy fancy, feminist-themed cocktails.”
“Marathon episodes of Parks & Rec or ‘treat yourselves’ with homemade face masks.”
“Do some crafts like handmade cards to thank a health center care worker or abortion provider.”
For its half, Bustle contributed by itemizing further concepts, together with photobooths and reward raffles.
PPNYC Activist Council fundraising group co-chair Alissa Vladimir revealed to Bustle that her group “came up with this idea and developed the Galentine’s Party Toolkit to raise money in a fun, low-key way with friends.”
She added that girls may also host these events to assist their very own native Planned Parenthoods or the nationwide group.
Speaking of the nationwide group, in response to Planned Parenthood’s most not too long ago revealed annual report, it carried out 321,384 abortions and obtained $543.7 million in “government health services, reimbursements & grants” for the yr 2016 – 2017. Not a lot to rejoice.
And, with reference to New York City, 1 of each three infants are aborted within the nation’s most populated metropolis.