In the US, women who are poor, homeless, detained, incarcerated, as well as low-income school girls, often are unable to afford menstrual supplies. We’ve heard from women and girls in our network that because of COVID-19, they have lost their jobs and are struggling to make ends meet as single mothers, caregivers and students.
That’s why BWHI’s Positive Period campaign has joined with local organizations across the globe to donate critically needed personal hygiene products to Black women and girls impacted by this pandemic. In Atlanta, we are partnering with United Way of Greater Atlanta to provide Freedom Cups, a highly cost-effective approach to menstrual hygiene, that will be donated along with other personal care, household and food items that are urgently needed by women and girls.
A woman should never have to choose between her personal hygiene and putting food on the table!
COVID-19 poses an unprecedented level of stress and financial hardship to Black women and girls. Please consider a donation to Positive Period that will allow us to help them live with dignity through these difficult times.