YOU CAN HELP! Admiral Bird co-proprietor launches One Million Tampons collection drive

Despite what the handwritten sign on the box next to Admiral Bird co-proprietor Corina Luckenbach suggests, that’s not the first boxful she’s received in her days-old One Million Tampons collection drive. As of our visit to the shop this morning, she had counted 1,144 tampons donated already!

In an understatement, Corina says it’s “the beginning of something.” She explains that the inspiration came from the plan for an event at South Park Hall – the venue that she and Bird co-proprietor Heidi Herr also run – this Saturday, a concert by performers collectively calling themselves push4luv, with the price of admission a box of tampons or pads, or socks, to be given to people experiencing homelessness. She says Pearl Jam‘s pledge of $1 million from the upcoming Home Shows concerts was an inspiration too – she realized it doesn’t take big bucks to do something big to make a difference. Since she has access to physical space to collect donations – the shop at Admiral/California – the drive is on.

Although – “my car is full!” she told us, proudly.

You can drop off boxes of tampons at Admiral Bird or even send them via mail/delivery (2600 California Avenue SW, Seattle 98116) – some have arrived that way already. And bring them to the push4luv “Musical Lovefest” concert, 7 pm Saturday (February 17th) at South Park Hall, 1253 S. Cloverdale. They’ll ultimately be donated to those in need via YouthCare

9 Replies to "YOU CAN HELP! Admiral Bird co-proprietor launches One Million Tampons collection drive"

  • Al February 15, 2018 (2:48 pm)

    Awsome work

  • Westside February 15, 2018 (3:27 pm)

    I love this.

  • matt hutchins February 15, 2018 (4:19 pm)

    Go, Go Corina!  And please support local business like Admiral Bird and South Park Hall! 

  • Raised in WS February 15, 2018 (4:46 pm)

    Wondering if they are also accepting donations at their other location Bird on a Wire? Thanks!

    • Kersti Muul February 15, 2018 (7:42 pm)

      Good question…a lot closer for me.

  • Kersti Muul February 15, 2018 (7:43 pm)

    Thanks Heidi. This is great… for so many reasons

  • Future donator February 16, 2018 (6:22 am)

    This is *awesome*, yes it doesn’t take much to make a difference!  I have one ask for all of the donators, of which I will be one too, please consider donating a non-applicator tampon like ob. One million applicators is a lot of trash, plus she’ll have more room in her car :)

    • CL February 16, 2018 (11:33 am)

      Hopefully not too odd of a question but do the boxes have to be sealed (obviously each tampoon is)?   Assume so but just checking.

  • sc February 18, 2018 (9:03 am)

    Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.


    26th U.S. President

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