What is one thing you are grateful for that you might otherwise take for granted before building this kyndkit?
Self-care and personal hygiene are directly related to less illness and better overall health. What is one thing you do on a regular basis to take care of yourself and how does that help your mood?
These Feminine Hygiene kits benefit a nonprofit in Denver, Colorado, called Period Kits. They believe, no one should have to choose between food and tampons. It’s that simple. By building these kits, you become a sustaining member of this community ensuring that women and girls have their needs met and low income families have more dollars to spend on food and shelter.
Almost two-thirds of women in the U.S. with a low income could not afford menstrual products in the last year. People who experience period poverty are unable to purchase the menstrual products they need, and, in many cases, this means that they cannot go to school or work or otherwise participate in daily life and may have to choose food over feminine hygiene products. Period poverty causes physical, mental, and emotional challenges. It can make people feel shame for menstruating, and the stigma surrounding periods prevents individuals from talking about it.