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Menstrual Hygiene Product Distribution

Menstruation does not stop for pandemics, so neither will we. We are actively creating and distributing free period care kits to individuals

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Project Description

Menstruation matters to all:
Whether you are someone who menstruates or not, we need you in this fight to end the period stigma and make menstruation equitable for everyone who bleeds.

Background

Love Your Menses was founded in 2019 by Bria Gadsden and Dr. Ebere Azumah, MD in response to the growing wellness needs present in communities, particularly communities of color. As a grassroots, we are driven by our mission to provide girls, young women, and those who menstruate with the resources they need in order to have healthy menstrual cycles. 

We are committed to breaking the period taboo and ensuring girls, young women, and those who menstruate have healthy cycles. We do this work through menstruation education workshops, community conversations, resource connection, mentorship, and advocacy.  

Current Project

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are distributing period products to individuals in need. Due to statewide stay-at-home advisories across the nation, many individuals are unable to work or go to school. Thus, many of them do not have access to the funds or resources they need in order to manage their menstrual cycles.  

Since April 25, we have distributed over 250 care kits to individuals and families. We are actively seeking monetary donations to continue creating and personally delivering care kits across the Greater Boston, MA area. Our hope is to create a sustainable menstrual hygiene product distribution in which individuals in select cities and towns can request a period care kit or postpartum care kit free of charge. We strongly believe access to quality, menstrual hygiene products should be free and accessible to everyone who bleeds. 

Check us out featured on Boston 25 News! 

The contributions received will go towards the purchase of menstrual hygiene products, gift bags/ boxes, and shipping costs for those who need a period care kit but are out of our delivery reach. Your contributions will also help us continue providing menstruation education and resources to girls and young women of color across the country. 

 

 

 

 

We would like to thank all of the community support we have received so far. This work would not have been possible without your support!

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

What cities are you currently delivering period care kits in?

  • To young women and adults in the Greater Boston, MA area. We hope to expand to other cities as we receive more monetary contributions. 

Who delivers the period care kits?

  • Bria Gadsden, Co-Founder of Love Your Menses, and Marina Sanchez delivers period care kits. Bria delivers across Boston, Ma and Marina delivers across Hyattsville and College Park, MD.

What is included in each period care kit?

  • Each period care kit includes enough menstrual hygiene products for one menstrual cycle. Each kit includes: organic cotton pads, organic cotton tampons, organic cotton panty liners, sensitive feminine wipes, herbal tea bags, chocolate, inspirational quote, & other surprise gifts! We have also started making special postpartum care kits for new moms. 

How many period care kits have been distributed so far?

  • Since April 25, over 250 period care kits have been personally delivered to young and adult women across the Greater Boston area and Hyattsville, MD. 

Can someone request a second period care kit for their next menstrual cycle?

  • Yes! Our vision is to create a free monthly subscription where individuals can request period care kits for each monthly cycle. 

How will my monetary contribution support your campaign?

  • Your generous gift will help us recruit a fellow so we can continue purchasing menstrual hygiene products and creating period care kits and postpartum care kits for individuals in need. 

How can I learn more about the work you do?

06/12/2020
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06/05/2020
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06/05/2020
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06/04/2020
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