help for women who cannot afford period supplies

This post is sponsored by U by Kotex but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

If you are a woman (or are married to a woman) you have no doubt felt the panic of not having period supplies handy when you needed them. It’s gotta be the worst feeling a woman can have and that’s why I love this campaign so much: The Alliance for Period Supplies, sponsored by U by Kotex®.

My stories about being caught out without period supplies are mostly comical, now. The one that sticks out in my mind the most is the time we were camping in Yosemite, yes bear country, and I was totally unprepared when my period arrived early. I was so panicked to be in the middle of nowhere with nothing to use! Let’s just say, I’ll never make that mistake again.

While I’ve only been caught without supplies a handful of times in my life, the same can’t be said for women living in poverty. 1 in 4 women have struggled to purchase period supplies products in the past year due to lack of income. That’s a pretty staggering number, especially knowing women cannot participate in life without these supplies! Alliance for Period Supplies, founded in May 2018, helps to ensure women in need have access to essential period products so they can work, parent and participate in life.

how you can help

During the entire month of October, for every purchase of U by Kotex – U by Kotex will donate 2 products. Walmart will also be donating $25,000 to the Alliance for Period Supplies.

So it is time to head out to Walmart to purchase your family’s U by Kotex® needs. Not only does this campaign provide supplies to those who need them, but it also raises awareness. I’ve never thought about the period supply issue for those in poverty, but of course it makes sense. When you are worried about keeping the lights on or where your next meal will come from, tampons and pads may not be priority. But, period supplies ARE a necessity and we need to rally together as women to support one another!

Learn more here — the Alliance for Period Supplies

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