When it comes to health coverage plans, a lot of people face a small dilemma each year about how they're going to use the FSA (flexible spending account) money they still haven’t spent. If you don't use it, you lose it. But one of Planned Parenthood Mar Monte's (PPMM) donors, Derek Perez, came up with an ingenious FSA spending plan that involved PPMM – and condoms.
Derek, who works in Silicon Valley tech and drives by his local health center every day, got an idea after hearing about the constant attacks on Planned Parenthood. He wondered if he could use his leftover FSA money to buy 2,000 condoms for PPMM's patients.
The staff at PPMM loved his great plan for an in-kind gift! PPMM distributes almost five million condoms each year throughout the affiliate, and supplying free condoms to the community is part of their mission to empower patients to take control of their reproductive health.
But Derek isn't stopping there: "Next year, I want to organize more of my colleagues to use their FSA balance for condoms or other items for Planned Parenthood Mar Monte!"
If you're interested in this type of FSA donation, please email Melissa Munoz to learn how you can help.