About the cause: Many are aware of the impact on young people in the developing world as they are often forced to miss school during their periods. What many people don’t realize is that this is a problem in the United States as well!
Two-thirds of those in poverty who menstruate did not have the resources to buy menstrual hygiene products at some point during the last year. One-fifth of those in poverty struggle to afford period products on a monthly basis. Without these items, movements and ambitions are stunted. They may not feel able to leave their homes, go to work, or participate in civic life.
We can’t afford to wait for others to act. We can be part of the solution.
What we’ll do: Period Kits and WeHero are enabling companies to provide hygiene supplies for those in need one corporate volunteer event at a time.
After hearing an educational keynote about the real need for period supplies in the United States, we’ll put together kits for people who are struggling to decide whether to buy food or tampons.
Join us for this virtual event as we learn and volunteer over a fun activity at home, in-office, or at a venue of your choice. Let’s provide some period kits!