***this post is sponsored by kotex and the period projects
what would you do...for a good cause? there are so many good causes-charities, religious organizations, personal causes, organized and less formal projects. most people do not have the capacity to donate time and resources to every single cause they hear about.
as soon as i heard about u by kotex's period projects, i was very interested.
Many of the 3.5 million Americans who experience homelessness each year have limited access to and few places to turn for period products. Inspired by a tweet from Holly Sanchez and executed in partnership with DoSomething.org, the U by Kotex Power to the Period drive encourages people to buy and donate an extra pack of period products to a homeless shelter.
most women buy these products on a regular basis. picking up an extra box generally isn't that big of a deal, but if everyone picked up an extra box to donate, many of these women in homeless shelters would have appropriate supplies. i can't imagine anything worse than not having adequate supplies. i am excited to support this cause
The U by Kotex Power to the Period donation drive is proof that together we can do something to make a big difference in the lives of many women.
* Executed in partnership with DoSomething.org and Period Project Captain Holly Sanchez.
o One of the largest global organizations for young people and social change, DoSomething.org has 5.3 million members in 131 countries who tackle volunteer programs that impact every cause.
* 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.
o 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*.
o YouTube celebrity Ingrid Nilsen is also passionate about increasing access to period products for the homeless so she got involved with the Power to the Period donation Drive. See her in the Power to the Period PSA here.
* 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.
Donate unopened packages of period products (pads, panty liners, etc.), as opposed to individually wrapped items. It's more hygienic, and it's important that people see the instructions on the package.
for more information or to get involved, get more info here.
we want to know..what would you do for a good cause?
***this post was sponsored by u by kotex and the period project