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Menstrual Mates

Full Circle period care. Help us end the stigma and period poverty with our progressive education and sustainable products.

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Campaign Ends on October 6, 2020

Project Description

 

The Campaign FAQs

 

  • Why IFundWomen? 
    • There is a complete lack of funding options for women entrepreneurs. 72% of female founders cite lack of access to capital as the #1 barrier to starting a business. 
  • Where is my money going?
    • Your contribution is going directly into the production and development of our revolutionary menstrual cup and to period education through our graphic novel for all young people.
  • When will I get my reward?
    • We will deliver all rewards within 2 weeks of the end of the campaign.
  • What is period poverty?
    • For some, having access to affordable period products isn’t an issue. However, many menstruators across the globe, including the United States, don’t have that privilege. 1 in 5 American girls have either missed school or left school early due to lack of access to products (Abiodiun, 2020). This statistic is even higher in some countries across the globe, creating an even wider gap between boys and girls in education. It’s not just young menstruators in schools who are plagued with period poverty, it is people without homes,  living in remote areas, in prisons and living in poverty.
  • What are menstrual cups?
    • Menstrual cups are a sustainable alternative to disposable period products. They are typically bell-shaped, made of medical-grade silicone and placed in the vaginal canal. They can be reused for over a year, worn for 12 hours at a time and save you over a hundred dollars a year. There are dozens of options, and choosing the right one for you can be difficult. However, our cup, that will launch in 2021, is the most innovative, user-friendly option.
  • How can period education be better?
    • Only 15 states in the United States require sex education to be medically accurate. Only 26 require that education be age-appropriate. Only 9 states require discussion of LGBTQ identities and relationships (Planned Parenthood, 2020). While these statistics are alarming, organizations like ours are working to create inclusive, comprehensive, age-appropriate period education.
  • How can you help end period poverty?
    • Support companies, like ours, who make it their mission to end period poverty and donate products and resources to the most impoverished areas. Donate to nonprofits, fundraisers and collection drives. Engage in political activism by supporting education and access to affordable period products, such as getting rid of the period tax. Sign this petition to end the period tax.
  • When can I buy your products?
  • For all other inquiries, see IFundWomen’s FAQ page linked here: https://ifundwomen.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/categories/360003070914-Funding-a-Campaign

 

 

Kaustubh Girish Naik
09/28/2020
Name or Company Logo on Website
$20
09/22/2020
Monetary Contribution
$2,575
09/22/2020
Menstrual Justice Supporter Bundle
$50
Jennifer Belardo
09/21/2020
Name or Company Logo on Website
$20
09/19/2020
Name or Company Logo on Website
$20
09/19/2020
Name or Company Logo on Website
$20
09/17/2020
Menstrual Justice Supporter Bundle
$50
09/16/2020
1 Ticket to Virtual "Period Workshop"
$250
Jeffrey C Jones
09/15/2020
The Stigma Fighter Bundle
$100
M Wager
09/15/2020
The Stigma Fighter Bundle
$100
10.00 USD
Newsletter Shoutout

A shoutout in our monthly email newsletter + A downloadable PDF Menstrual Mates Poster!

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20.00 USD
Name or Company Logo on Website

This is a credited thank you with your name or company logo on our website home page + A downloadable PDF Menstrual Mates poster!

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10 Supporters
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30.00 USD
Period Positive Supporter Bundle

This bundle includes your name on our website home page + A downloadable PDF Menstrual Mates poster + A sneak peek of our period graphic novel eBook!

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3 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Menstrual Justice Supporter Bundle

This bundle includes A handwritten thank you note + A menstrual justice sticker sheet + A sneak peek of our period graphic novel eBook + A downloadable PDF Menstrual Mates poster!

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100.00 USD
The Stigma Fighter Bundle

This bundle includes a Social Media shout out + A sneak peek at our period graphic novel eBook + A menstrual justice sticker sheet + A downloadable PDF Menstrual Mates poster!

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250.00 USD
1 Ticket to Virtual "Period Workshop"

In this 60 min. interactive virtual workshop, will we discuss all things period, including how to talk about periods, how to combat the stigma, how to help end period poverty, and more! + You will also receive a sneak peek of our period graphic novel eBook!

This is for anyone who wants to learn more about periods and the period movement!

*Date TBD.

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500.00 USD
Period Education Supporter Bundle

This bundle includes 2 tickets to our 60 min. interactive virtual "Period Workshop" + A sneak peek at our period graphic novel eBook!

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1,000.00 USD
Period Equity Sponsor Bundle

Coffee with Menstrual Mates!+ 2 tickets to our Virtual “Period Workshop” + Name or company logo featured large on our website!

*We will coordinate with you. We could meet in Indianapolis, if COVID conditions permit. Virtual options could be arranged. 

 

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5,000.00 USD
Bronze Sponsor Bundle

Dinner with Menstrual Mates! + Featured guest on blog + Name or company logo large on our website!

*We will coordinate with you. We can meet in Indianapolis, if COVID conditions permit. Virtual options can be arranged.

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10,000.00 USD
Silver Sponsor Bundle

Dinner with Menstrual Mates! + YouTube interview spotlight + Name or company logo large on our website +Your choice of reward!

*We will coordinate with you. We can meet in Indianapolis, if COVID conditions permit. Virtual options can be arranged.

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20,000.00 USD
Gold Sponsor Bundle

Dinner with Menstrual Mates! + YouTube interview spotlight + corporate shoutout on social media + Name or company logo large on our website + Your choice of reward!

*We will coordinate with you. We can meet in Indianapolis, if COVID conditions permit. Virtual options can be arranged.

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Rewards

10.00 USD
Newsletter Shoutout

A shoutout in our monthly email newsletter + A downloadable PDF Menstrual Mates Poster!

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2 Supporters
Select this reward
20.00 USD
Name or Company Logo on Website

This is a credited thank you with your name or company logo on our website home page + A downloadable PDF Menstrual Mates poster!

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10 Supporters
Select this reward
30.00 USD
Period Positive Supporter Bundle

This bundle includes your name on our website home page + A downloadable PDF Menstrual Mates poster + A sneak peek of our period graphic novel eBook!

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3 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Menstrual Justice Supporter Bundle

This bundle includes A handwritten thank you note + A menstrual justice sticker sheet + A sneak peek of our period graphic novel eBook + A downloadable PDF Menstrual Mates poster!

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4 Supporters
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100.00 USD
The Stigma Fighter Bundle

This bundle includes a Social Media shout out + A sneak peek at our period graphic novel eBook + A menstrual justice sticker sheet + A downloadable PDF Menstrual Mates poster!

19 Left
6 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
1 Ticket to Virtual "Period Workshop"

In this 60 min. interactive virtual workshop, will we discuss all things period, including how to talk about periods, how to combat the stigma, how to help end period poverty, and more! + You will also receive a sneak peek of our period graphic novel eBook!

This is for anyone who wants to learn more about periods and the period movement!

*Date TBD.

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1 Supporter
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500.00 USD
Period Education Supporter Bundle

This bundle includes 2 tickets to our 60 min. interactive virtual "Period Workshop" + A sneak peek at our period graphic novel eBook!

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0 Supporters
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1,000.00 USD
Period Equity Sponsor Bundle

Coffee with Menstrual Mates!+ 2 tickets to our Virtual “Period Workshop” + Name or company logo featured large on our website!

*We will coordinate with you. We could meet in Indianapolis, if COVID conditions permit. Virtual options could be arranged. 

 

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1 Supporter
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5,000.00 USD
Bronze Sponsor Bundle

Dinner with Menstrual Mates! + Featured guest on blog + Name or company logo large on our website!

*We will coordinate with you. We can meet in Indianapolis, if COVID conditions permit. Virtual options can be arranged.

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10,000.00 USD
Silver Sponsor Bundle

Dinner with Menstrual Mates! + YouTube interview spotlight + Name or company logo large on our website +Your choice of reward!

*We will coordinate with you. We can meet in Indianapolis, if COVID conditions permit. Virtual options can be arranged.

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20,000.00 USD
Gold Sponsor Bundle

Dinner with Menstrual Mates! + YouTube interview spotlight + corporate shoutout on social media + Name or company logo large on our website + Your choice of reward!

*We will coordinate with you. We can meet in Indianapolis, if COVID conditions permit. Virtual options can be arranged.

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