AUBURN, Washington – In honor of National Condom Week, Peekay, Inc. (Peekay) donated $3,000 to Planned Parenthood. Peekay's donation included five cents from every condom sold in its Lovers, A Touch of Romance, and ConRev stores during National Condom Week, and an additional contribution from its corporate headquarters.
The donation will be split equally between Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties, and will be used to help fund a variety of sexual health and educational services provided by the organizations.
"We've always felt that it important to give back to the communities that have supported our stores over the years," said Phyllis Heppenstall, Peekay's founder and Chair of the Board. "We have a great deal of admiration and respect for the amazing work that Planned Parenthood does for women and are happy to be able to be able to support their efforts."
"Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest thanks Peekay for its generous donation. It's gratifying to have partners in the business community who stand with Planned Parenthood to promote healthy sexuality," said Chris Charbonneau, CEO/President of PPGNW. "Planned Parenthood hearts Peekay!"
"We're grateful for Peekay's continued partnership and their shared goal of keeping our community safe and healthy. Their donation will be used to continue providing the women, men, and young adults we serve with the tools and information they need to stay healthy and plan families when they're ready," said Stephanie Kight, Senior Vice President of Community Affairs at Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties. "Including us in this National Condom Week promotion is a fantastic reminder that prevention is the best medicine, and that condoms are an essential part of building healthy communities."
Last year Peekay donated over $2,000 to Planned Parenthood during National Condom Week.
About Peekay, Inc.
Peekay, Inc. is a leading specialty retailer based in Auburn, WA. Since our inception in 1981, we have embraced the fact that all people should have the freedom to explore and pursue sexual health and wellness. We have spearheaded efforts to protect first amendment rights for all people, and we embrace and celebrate the differences that make each of us unique. With over 30 retail stores, several websites, and a wholesale division, we continue to expand in order to share our unique shopping experience with a larger audience. Our mission is to provide an exciting environment to explore human sexuality and to acknowledge the freedom to do so.
About Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties
Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties provides essential reproductive health care, nutrition services, and education programs to more than 127,000 local women and men, regardless of their personal circumstances or ability to pay. We've been building healthy communities since 1965 with the most sophisticated instrument in medicine: accurate information that can help people make the best decisions about their health. We believe that health care is a basic human right and that prevention is the best medicine, which is why 93% of our services are preventive, including life-saving cancer screenings, annual exams, education programs, STD prevention and treatment, family planning, WIC nutritional services, prenatal care, and more.
About Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest is the region's leading sexual and reproductive health care provider and advocate. We believe everyone has the right to choose when or whether to have a child, and that every child should be wanted and loved. Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest operates 31 health centers in Alaska, Idaho, and western Washington, providing medical services and sexuality education for thousands of women, men, and teenagers each year. Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. We rely heavily on support from donors to help sustain services which promote responsible reproduction.
Peekay media contact:
Phyllis Heppenstall | Founder/COB | Peekay, Inc. | Lovers ,A Touch of Romance, ConRev |
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone:
253-351-5001 ext 118 | www.peekay.com