Help Homeless Women with Power to the Period

I don’t know about you, but I don’t spend a lot of time talking about my period. Sure, it’s a natural bodily function, but also it’s something we’ve been raised not to talk about in polite company. You might complain about cramps every once in awhile, but generally, once you’re over the age of 13 or so, you keep your period to yourself.

It’s a shame, really, because if more of us talked about our periods we might have made the same realization that Holly Sanchez did. Holly realized that homeless shelters are often lacking in sanitary supplies and decided to do something about it. U by Kotex® joined forces with Holly and DoSomething.org to create the Power to the Period Campaign.

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Power to the Period is the first-ever national period products drive and the second of the U by Kotex Period Projects, a series of projects, each inspired and led by a woman who shares U by Kotex’s passion for creating change.

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If you want to know how you can get involved, check out the following ways:

  • Start 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 to learn how to get involved.
  • 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*.

If you want to donate products to a donation drive, please donate unopened packages of period products (tampons, pads, panty liners, etc. – any brand), as opposed to individually wrapped items. It’s more hygienic, and it’s important that people see the instructions on the package.

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I’m so happy to learn about this problem and have a simple way to help. I’m not saying I’m going to go around talking about my period all the time, but it’s clear to me now that the more we women open up, the better chance we have of solving problems!

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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.

This is a sponsored post, but all thoughts are my own.