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 menstrual health products for people who are either homeless or low-income is appalling. These necessary products are not covered by SNAP or any other welfare program.  Each month, this leaves countless people without the products many of us take for granted.

How You Can Help

Donate Products

Bring menstrual health 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!

Volunteer

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

2018 Distributions

158063

Tampons

186792

Pads

4331

Delivery Bags

How It All Started

Did you know that in 2017 HWP distributed over 371,000 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

News

Final City of Lansing Mobile Food Pantry Distribution

Thank you to all our volunteers who supported the 12 distributions held throughout the city of Lansing this past year.  In rain, snow, or sun, you showed up and distributed with a smile.  Below are some recent photos from the December distribution (scroll to see all of them).    We could not support this monthly […]

How Can I Do This In My Area?

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” Oscar Wilde We aim to reduce menstrual stigma and increase access to the product throughout the country (and the world), not just here in mid-Michigan.  On a weekly basis, we receive inquiries from folks around the country who are interested in recreating what we do here at Helping […]

We love our volunteers!

On December 3, we held a Volunteer Appreciation Brunch. It was a time for us to take a few moments to express our appreciation for the many roles our volunteers fill in order to make HWP run smoothly.  It was also a time for the volunteers to meet and greet each other.  We are thankful […]

WLNS “Tell Me Something Good”

Chivon Kloepfer of WLNS met with Lysne and Amy to learn more about the need for menstrual products in the community . View Chivon’s report below.

Events

Mobile Food Pantry – December

12/15/2018 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am – The City of Lansing Human Relations and Community Services Department and the Greater Lansing Food Bank will be distributing free, fresh and non-perishable food items. Helping Women Period will be distributing menstrual products at this event.  If you or someone you know must choose between buying food, filling prescriptions or paying bills, please tell them […]

MSU Homeless Awareness Event

11/27/2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Helping Women Period is connecting with a network of organizations to participate in a service event to college students in need.  The goal of the event is to create and heighten awareness of housing insecurity and hunger among current college students.  During the service event,  attendees will assemble at least 1,000 care packages consisting of […]

Social Justice Conference

11/02/2018 – 11/03/2018 @ All Day – HWP is proud to be attending the following conference to raise awareness regarding the importance of access to menstrual products in our schools and how this access (or lack of it) impacts learning in adolescence. “The Power of You: Impacting Social Justice” Conference is focusing on issues and approaches to forward social justice and gain […]

Mobile Food Pantry – November

11/17/2018 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – The City of Lansing Human Relations and Community Services Department and the Greater Lansing Food Bank will be distributing free, fresh and non-perishable food items. Helping Women Period will be distributing menstrual products at this event.  If you or someone you know must choose between buying food, filling prescriptions or paying bills, please tell them […]

Latest from Our Blog

4th Annual Helping Women Period Brunch

  It is hard to believe our annual fundraiser is over.  But, the connection, education, networking,  and financial support continues to make a tremendous impact and will do so in the months to come.  Thank you to our planning committee and event volunteers who helped things run so smoothly.  And to our keynote speaker, Ms. […]

Thank You Wine & Stamps Volunteers

Thank you to all the volunteers who assisted with the processing of over 300 pieces of correspondence!  Enjoy the photos from the event below.  And, thank you Jamie Randle of Jamie Randle Photography for your services!        

Menstrual Health Education Training

Would You Like to Add Menstrual Health Education to your Programming? “Be a Rose” partners with organizations to provide underserved women and school-age girls education on puberty, menstrual hygiene, and menopause, as well as access to feminine hygiene products. They administer roundtable discussions, seminars, and training workshops for groups and organizations to guide conversations on women’s […]

Make A Donation

Helping Women Period is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization, committed to supplying supplying menstrual health products to people that menstruate who are either homeless or low-income. With your donation, we can buy in bulk. Any donation amount is appreciated and goes a long way to purchasing products.

 

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