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

Donate Products

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!


Volunteering at one of our events or helping sort products are just a few of the ways you can help.

2017 Donations






Delivery Bags

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.