Being a woman can be so fabulous with the clothes, shoes, makeup, bags, etc., but it’s not all glitz and glam. That’s right – I’m talking about our periods, ladies. I’m sure like most women out there, I dread that time of the month when I look and feel bloated, eat the worst of the worst junk food, and cry for absolutely no reason at all.
Luckily we at least have what seems like an endless aisle of period products to choose from, and there really is something for everyone. Can you imagine only having limited access to those products? It’s a horrid thought, right? Well, that’s actually a reality to many of the 3.5 million homeless Americans who, each year, have limited access and few places to turn for feminine products. That’s why when Holly Sanchez tweeted about this very topic, DoSomething.org and U by Kotex teamed up with Holly to create the Power to the Period drive and encourage others to buy and donate extra period products to homeless shelters.
If you’re interested in joining the Period Project, here are some ways you can get involved:
- Start a Power to the Period donation drive in your school or community
- Donate new, unopened boxes of period products to a drive in your area until Friday, September 30, 2016.
- Visit UbyKotex.com, DoSomething.org/Period or text PERIOD to 38383 for more info on getting involved.
- Join the online conversation with #PeriodProjects
*Please only donate unopened packages of period products, as opposed to individually wrapped items to ensure hygiene and intact instructions on the box.
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Thank you U by Kotex for sponsoring this post. I’m grateful that I’m able to bring awareness to this donation drive and help make a change!
Thank you so much for reading!