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October 5, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Donna Scott-Martin
(301) 699-3500, ext. 6152
donna.scott-martin@pgcmls.info

PGCMLS Announces Teentober P.A.D. Initiative to Support Women Coping with Domestic Violence

Largo, Md. – October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) Teen Action Group (TAG) volunteers are out to make a difference in the lives of individuals confronting domestic violence with their Teentober signature initiative P.A.D. (Period Action Drive). For the month of October, PGCMLS TAG teens will be collecting period and hygiene products at all open PGCMLS branches to donate to I'm Bruised But Not Broken, Inc.

This local nonprofit organization’s mission is to empower, encourage, embrace, and equip women coping with domestic violence. "These feminine hygiene items will meet a basic need of women who are or were victims of domestic violence through our Am I My Sister's Keeper....For I Am My Sister program," shared Alicia Stukes, CEO/Founder of I’m Bruised But Not Broken.

Teentober celebrates and highlights teen programs and services within PGCMLS, many of which have been curated by teen volunteers in the Library’s Teen Action Group (TAG) with support from the Library’s teen services staff. P.A.D. offers area teens the opportunity to earn service learning hours, increase domestic violence awareness, and meet a tangible need. P.A.D. supports the Library’s healthy living strategic focus area, which aims to support the health and wellness of all Prince Georgians with educational programs and resources.

About the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) helps customers discover and define opportunities that shape their lives. The Library serves the 967,000+ residents of Prince George’s County, Maryland through 19 branch libraries, a 24/7 online library, and pop-up services throughout the community. PGCMLS is a responsive and trusted community-driven organization. Programs, services, and outreach activities serve booklovers, immigrants and refugees, job seekers, children, young professionals, seniors, and families alike. Learn more at pgcmls.info/about-us.