We believe that menstrual hygiene is a human right.
We are distressed by the statistics surrounding menstrual health. Did you know that one out of four people who menstruate struggle to buy menstrual supplies, and one out of five people who menstrual report having to choose between other basic necessities like medications and groceries and menstrual supplies? This is known as Period Poverty. Approximately 500 million menstruating individuals experience period poverty globally due to a scarcity of resources and the existing social stigma associated with women’s pain and health, and this figure has likely increased during the COVID-19 pandemic (thelancet.com).
Our menstrual justice program gathers donations of period products and distributes them for free around the community. This program also aims to equip young people with knowledge surrounding menstruation, and is a great way for them to get involved in social change at a young age as oftentimes our donations come from drives started by young people in the community. If you or someone you know is in need of menstrual supplies, or would like to organize a period product drive, please contact us.
Our goal is to end period poverty in Toledo and the surrounding areas. There are numerous ways that you or your organization can help us reach this goal.
You can make a one time or recurring monetary donation to help us buy menstrual supplies to pack in our menstrual supply packs.
You can host a drive at your organization or place or business and either drop off your haul to us to include in our period packs or gather with your staff and employees in our beautiful downtown space where you can all participate in packing supplies and then distribute to organizations of your choice!
You can purchase supplies directly from our Amazon Wishlist and have them sent directly to our door.
In 2022, we delivered over 350 packs and over 150 individual tampons and 50 pads to the community. We are on track to beat this goal in 2023!
We have donated our packs to:
Community Partnerships and Corporate Support
Supplies generously donated by:
A period should end a sentence and not a girl’s education.