Pads. Tampons. Periods.
Say it with me three times. Get comfortable with it.
Our uncomfortable reaction to this completely normal part of being a human with female reproductive organs is holding us back from helping homeless women who need pads and tampons.
Women who don't have access to these items often skip work because they know it's going to be a horrible embarrassing mess. Then they get fired. Image getting a job, feeling positive, and then BAM, your period comes. Women who use "make-shift" items (ex. fabric from old t-shirts) often have to reuse those items and can end up getting infections. And other women end up ruining the ONLY pair of underwear they have. The only pair.
It's up to us to help these women. Luckily there's enough of us to make a difference!
I'm Collecting Donations Through October 17th
I have some pretty amazing friends and they're helping me collect in their places of work, too. I will drive to pick up your donations if you'd like to collect these items where you work, go to church, host your book club, etc. Let me know!
These superheros are collecting donations where they work:
What should you donate?
We're needing pads and tampons. Packaged from the store (not from the already-opened box in your bathroom). Last year some women also donated deodorant and body spray - that's fine too! Keep in mind that tampons are GREAT but can cause TSS if left in too long. Sometimes pads might be a safer bet for a woman trying to make ONE sanitary item last as long as possible. But we will take ANYTHING - pads and tampons.
Based on me being a smart @ss, I also threw in these little donations rules this year:
Let's Keep This Going
We did pretty good last year. We only collected at one office location. This time we're collecting at MULTIPLE locations so my dream is that we get even more donations! Contact me today if you'd like to help!
First, I'm the mother of three crazy, sassy, sarcastic, hilarious children. Second, I work in the world of social media, email, digital marketing. Third, I'll probably try to tell you what to do.