Why We’re Here
The number of families in the USA needing assistance from food pantries continues to increase every year. The lack of access to feminine hygiene products by low income and homeless women is appalling. These necessary products are not covered by SNAP or any other welfare program and the state considers them a “luxury item” and taxes them accordingly.
How You Can Help
Bring feminine hygiene products to one of our many drop box locations or start your own drive to collect tampons and pads.
Make a Monetary Donation
We are able to buy in bulk, so your donations go furthest:
$50 can buy 500 pads or tampons.
$35 can cover one woman’s menstrual needs for an entire year!
How It All Started
Did you know that in 2016 HWP distributed over 120,000 pads, tampons, wipes, bladder control pads, and panty liners? Learn how we got started helping women in the Lansing area.
Video by Ms. Catherine Ferland, MSU Journalism Major
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Make A Donation
Helping Women Period is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization, committed to supplying feminine hygiene products to homeless and low-income women. With your donation, we can buy in bulk. Any donation amount is appreciated and goes a long way to purchasing products.