*Thank you to U by Kotex for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.
No woman likes to talk, think or ever pretend their period exists. But, there it is. It’s a fact of life – hit a certain age, get your period. TBH I think the only time a girl is ever happy about her period is the first time she gets it (unless, of course, she’s in public with no saving grace available) and then after that the pain of it all (literally) just grows. For the most part women can afford to go out and buy a box of feminine care essentials every month. But what about those who can’t?
U by Kotex is currently partnering with women who are passionate and have ideas for making things a little bit better when it comes to feminine care. Through the partnership they’re turning ideas into reality through a multi-year program called The Period Projects – making REAL changes both big and small.
The second installment of The Period Project is inspired by Holly Sanchez. When Holly realized homeless shelters were lacking in feminine hygiene products she sent out a tweet which lead to the partnership between her, U by Kotex and DoSomething.org to create the Power to the Period campaign – the first ever national period products donation drive. With 5.3 million members in 131 countries DoSomething.org is one of the largest global organizations for young people and social change. The campaign will take a look at the personal needs of those that are homeless and bring awareness to the lack of places to turn to for period products.
3.5 million Americans each year experience homelessness. The U by Kotex Power to the Period drive encourages people to buy and donate an extra pack of period products to a homeless shelter. It’s important to note that the packages should be unopened and individually wrapped. This is more hygienic and it’s necessary that people are able to see the instructions on the package.
How you can get involved:
- Kickstart a Power to the Period donation drive or donate new boxes of period products to a drive in your area from Thursday, July 14 through Friday, September 30.
- Visit UbyKotex.com, DoSomething.org/Period or text PERIOD to 38383.
- Visit UbyKotex.com to learn more about other Period Projects and to request a U by Kotex® product sample. Join the online conversation with #PeriodProjects.
The U by Kotex® brand will also make product donations on behalf of DoSomething.org contest winners and participants can sign up for a chance to win a $5,000 scholarship.
Check out Ingrid Nilsen in the Power to the Period PSA here and learn more about the U by Kotex Power to the Period drive. Get involved!