SEATTLE - While Pearl Jam announced its goal of raising $1 million to help Seattle’s homeless population, the owner of a small West Seattle business has another goal: Collecting at least a million tampons for the homeless young women of Seattle.
Corina Luckenbach, who owns the popular Admiral Bird café on the corner of Admiral Way and California Avenue in West Seattle, launched the campaign Monday with a post and video on her personal Facebook page.
Since then, she’s made a One Million Tampons page on Facebook where people can watch video updates and keep track of the campaign’s progress.
“Pearl Jam wants to raise a million dollars (for Seattle’s homeless) and I want to raise a million tampons, so this is going to be the beginning of that,” she said in a video.
Luckenbach is collecting unopened boxes of tampons with a donation box at her café.
She is also collecting boxes of tampons as an entry fee to a concert being held at her events space, South Park Hall, on Saturday. Details about the event, Musical Lovefest, can be found at this link.
So far, Luckenbach said as of Tuesday morning, she has collected 540 tampons. While it may not seem like much toward her goal of a million, she is expecting a donation from Whole Foods and Bartell Drugs that should quickly up the number.
Those who are unable to stop by Admiral Bird or attend the concert can send unopened boxes of tampons to Admiral Bird, 2600 California Ave SW, Seattle WA, 98116.
The tampons will be donated to Seattle’s YouthCare, an organization that helps get homeless youth off the street and offers a variety of programs.
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