Power to The Period

Today’s post is sponsored by U by Kotex. As always, all stated opinions are my honest thoughts.The Power to the Period donation drive is a cause that’s near and dear to my heart, and I’m so proud to join this amazing campaign.
 
Did you know that many of the 5.3 million homeless Americans have limited access to period projects? Learn how you can fight this problem with the Power to the Period Donation Drive by U By Kotex and DoSomething.org. Let's join together to give the homeless community access to period products.Did you know that 3.5 million Americans experience homelessness each year? When I saw that statistic, my heart sank. I’ve lived a privileged life where I’ve never had to worry about food or shelter, and I’ve been blessed with a loving and supportive circle of family and friends. I can’t even imagine the daily physical and emotional toll of homelessness, and it hurts my heart to know that so many of my fellow Americans are in need at this very moment. While I always make a concentrated effort to regularly donate clothing, food, and home goods to my local shelters, I recently learned that homeless women are in desperate need of feminine hygiene products. Many homeless Americans have limited access to period products and no resources to obtain them. Periods aren’t fun to begin with, so just imagine how hard it would be to experience your period without any of the proper supplies. Thankfully, the U by Kotex Power to the Period drive is working to end this issue, and I’m so excited to join the cause. Today I’m sharing how you can join in to make sure that every woman has access to period products!

U by Kotex Power to the Period Drive

Did you know that many of the 5.3 million homeless Americans have limited access to period projects? Learn how you can fight this problem with the Power to the Period Donation Drive by U By Kotex and DoSomething.org. Let's join together to give the homeless community access to period products.The U by Kotex Power to the Period drive started with a simple tweet. Holly Sanchez saw the need for period products amongst the homeless community and urged her followers to buy an extra box of pads or tampons to donate to a homeless shelter in their area. U by Kotex caught wind of her amazing idea, and they teamed up with Holly and DoSomething.org to create a national campaign. DoSomething.org has 5.3 million members in 131 countries who are involved in volunteer projects for nearly every cause under the sun, so there’s a lot of manpower behind this important campaign! The Power to the Period drive allows us to join together to help women in need AND start a much-needed conversation about the period needs of the homeless community. I’m so excited to get involved with such a powerful campaign, and I’d love for you to join me (and other AMAZING, inspiring women like Holly and Ingrid Nilsen) to help make women’s lives even a little bit easier.

How YOU Can Help

Did you know that many of the 5.3 million homeless Americans have limited access to period projects? Learn how you can fight this problem with the Power to the Period Donation Drive by U By Kotex and DoSomething.org. Let's join together to give the homeless community access to period products.If you’d like to help homeless Americans gain better access to period products, I highly encourage you to get involved with the U by Kotex Power to the Period donation drive. First, you’ll want to pick up a few unopened packages of period products, including pads, panty liners, and tampons . It’s important to donate unopened packages as opposed to individually wrapped items because it’s important for people to have the opportunity to read the instructions on the packaging. Then, encourage your friends and family to join the cause. Gather your donations together and bring them to a local homeless shelter. Plus, you’ll want to officially sign up for the drive to enter to win a $5,000 scholarship! You can find out more information at UbyKotex.com and DoSomething.org, or you can text PERIOD to 38383 to have information sent directly to your phone.

Did you know that many of the 5.3 million homeless Americans have limited access to period projects? Learn how you can fight this problem with the Power to the Period Donation Drive by U By Kotex and DoSomething.org. Let's join together to give the homeless community access to period products.This week I picked up a dozen packages of U by Kotex pads and tampons in different varieties, and I can’t wait to donate them tomorrow to One Heart for Women & Children in Orlando. Homelessness in America is such a serious issue, and I know that it can be hard to know how to help. I love this campaign because it allows everyone – even if you have limited resources yourself – to make an impact on this problem. Even if you can only donate one $3 box of panty liners, I promise that even a small donation can make a huge impact on a woman’s life.

Did you know that many of the 5.3 million homeless Americans have limited access to period projects? Learn how you can fight this problem with the Power to the Period Donation Drive by U By Kotex and DoSomething.org. Let's join together to give the homeless community access to period products.Did you know that many of the 5.3 million homeless Americans have limited access to period projects? Learn how you can fight this problem with the Power to the Period Donation Drive by U By Kotex and DoSomething.org. Let's join together to give the homeless community access to period products.
While the Power to the Period Donation Drive is the first-ever national period products donation drive, it’s also the second phase of U by Kotex’s Period Projects. The Period Projects is a series of projects inspired and led by real women to create real change. You can visit UbyKotex.com to find out more information about the Period Projects, and you can even sign up for a free U by Kotex® product sample. It’s time for us to start a real discussion about access to period products, so let’s get the conversation started on social media with the hashtag #PeriodProjects! If we join together, we can make a difference in the lives of women around the country.

Are you planning to donate to the Power to the Period donation drive? 

14 Comments

  1. monic
    September 12, 2016 / 1:03 pm

    what an informative post!

    M
    Simply Sutter

  2. September 13, 2016 / 2:21 pm

    What a great cause!! I never even considered period products when donating to the homeless. This is so wonderful!

  3. Angelle Marix
    September 13, 2016 / 10:40 pm

    What an amazing cause!! Loved reading how it was birthed!!

    xoxo,
    Angelle
    http://www.dashingdarlin.com

  4. September 14, 2016 / 10:10 am

    Wow, you know, I had never thought about that issue before… we are truly so blessed and privileged. What a wonderful cause, I’m so glad I read about it.

    xo Steph
    A Sparkle Factor

  5. September 14, 2016 / 11:10 am

    What a great project and such a wonderful way to give back!

  6. September 14, 2016 / 11:17 am

    Such an amazing initiative! It’s something that most people wouldn’t even realize is an actual issue. Love that you shared this!

  7. September 21, 2016 / 10:55 am

    I did a post on this and it really is troubling that homeless women cannot get access to the products they need. Thanks for the reminder to get some things together to donate!

    xo Rachel
    To Hell in a Handbag

  8. Christy Peeples DuBois
    September 24, 2016 / 1:25 am

    I am so glad to learn about this #PeriodProject. I’ve honestly not thought about this prior to just recently reading about it. I can definitely do my part in this. Thanks for a great post, as they always are and I just don’t say so.

    • September 24, 2016 / 10:20 am

      Thank you so much for reading, Christy! It’s such an important cause, but because it’s not discussed, it’s easily overlooked. Thanks for getting involved!