Good Vibrations Partners with Planned Parenthood

Pioneering Sex Positive Retailer’s GiVe Program Supports the Crucial Resource as it Falls Under Political Attack

Good Vibrations is happy to announce ourpartnership with Planned Parenthood Shasta Pacific throughout April and May.   Its biggest political attack in decades came on February 18, 2011, when the U.S. House of Representatives voted to bar Planned Parenthood health centers from all federal funding.  If this dangerous legislation is enacted it will leave millions without basic health care.  Good Vibrations is committed to supporting this icon of women’s health and freedom.

Beginning April 1st Good Vibrations’ customers can support Planned Parenthood Shasta Pacific, which serves San Francisco and 16 other northern California counties  by making a financial gift at the time of their Good Vibrations purchase in any Good Vibrations retail stores.  100% of your contribution goes to the nonprofit of your choice.

Planned Parenthood provides life-saving preventative health care to three million women, men and teens year each, including more than 100,000 here in San Francisco and Northern California.  These services include birth control, life-saving breast and cervical cancer screening, STD testing and treatment and HIV testing among other crucial preventative health care and information services.

In addition to its health care services, Planned Parenthood Shasta Pacific:

  • Provides medically accurate sex information and education to  teens and their families;
  • Advocates for all people to have access to affordable quality health care services regardless of their ability to pay.;
  • Fights to ensure that decisions about whether to become a parent or not are made by a woman, in consultation with her family, her doctor, and her conscience, not the government or politicians.

“GiVe is Good Vibrations’ extensive donation and sponsorship program. For over 30 years Good Vibrations has partnered with hundreds of local and national non-profit organizations donating products, advertising and sponsorship for fundraisers and has provided much needed support for women’s shelters, HIV/AIDS research, art programs, LGBT benefits, breast cancer awareness and much more.  Additionally, every several months Good Vibrations partners with a different nonprofit organization and encourages their customers to contribute directly to them at check-out, online and in the stores.

Good Vibrations’ nonprofit partnerships highlight their longstanding commitment to health and well-being for all people.  Good Vibrations C.O.O. Jackie Strano explains, “We support Planned Parenthood’s commitment to comprehensive sex education and information and have supported Planned Parenthood in many different ways throughout the years.

“Planned Parenthood has stood by women and their  health and well-being for over 95 years, and we intend to support them to ensure that they can continue to provide quality service to women everywhere.  We respect women’s autonomy, intelligence, and access to safe and legal health care.

Staff Sexologist Dr. Carol Queen says, “We have partnered with Planned Parenthood throughout the years, but never has it been more necessary than it is now — their funding situation is dire.  We are confident that our customers will appreciate an easy opportunity to make a difference, for themselves and people in their communities.  Access to positive, inclusive reproductive health care is simply not something we can take for granted anymore.

To learn more about Good Vibrations GiVe program and to see this year’s beneficiaries, visit

< http://www.goodvibes.com/content.jhtml?id=GiVe-Donations-Sponsorship> or contact Camilla Lombard at 415/974-8985 x201 or camillal@goodvibes.com.

 

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Dr. Charlie Glickman

Charlie Glickman is the Education Program Manager at Good Vibrations. He also writes, blogs, teaches workshops and university courses, presents at conferences, and trains sexuality educators. He’s certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, and loves geeking out about sex, relationships, sex-positivity, love and shame, communities of erotic affiliation, and sexual practices and techniques of all varieties. Follow him online, on Twitter at @charlieglickman, or on Facebook.

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