HWP prioritizes the needs of people experiencing relationship violence, who have been denied access to resources due to systemic racism and institutional biases, we direct support to communities of color and organizations that serve BIPOC communities. We listen to our BIPOC partners and we adjust our support based on the cultural and traditional preferences of the people we serve.

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.

2020 Distributions

75312

Tampons

128392

Pads

5675

Delivery Bags

How It All Started

Did you know that in 2019 HWP distributed over 508,000 pads, tampons, wipes, bladder control pads, and panty liners? Learn how we got started helping women in the Lansing area.

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News

2018 Impact Report

Would you like to learn more about the true scope of Helping Women Period?  This story is beautifully displayed in our 2018 Impact Report.  We would like to thank MoonSail North for their incredible collaboration and execution.   Please click on the thumbnail to enjoy!    

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 […]

Events

Mobile Food Bank – July 18, 2020

07/18/2020 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am – Helping Women Period will be handing out menstrual and incontinence supplies at the July Mobile Food Pantry: Date: Saturday, July 18, 2020 Registration Time: 7 a.m. for vehicles to line up Distribution Time: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (or until the food runs out) Where: First United Methodist Church 3827 Delta River Dr. Lansing, MI […]

6th Annual Breakfast – Helping Women Period GROW!

03/07/2020 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm – In the past 5 years, Helping Women Period has distributed over 1.6 million products within Mid-Michigan. With the generosity of amazing people like you, in 2019 we were able to provide almost 1,500 people in Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, and Shiawassee Counties with enough menstrual hygiene products for an entire year! Please join us for breakfast […]

February 15, 2020 Mobile Food Pantry

02/15/2020 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm – The City of Lansing Human Relati​ons and Community Services Department and the Greater Lansing Food Bank announces the Mobile Food Pantry! The Mobile Food Pantry will be distributing free, fresh and non-perishable food items. If you or someone you know must choose between buying food and filing prescriptions or paying bills, please tell them about this […]

January 18, 2020 Mobile Food Pantry

01/18/2020 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm – The City of Lansing Human Relati​ons and Community Services Department and the Greater Lansing Food Bank announces the Mobile Food Pantry! The Mobile Food Pantry will be distributing free, fresh and non-perishable food items. If you or someone you know must choose between buying food and filing prescriptions or paying bills, please tell them about this […]

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5th Annual Breakfast!!

  A HUGE thank you to the over 250 people who attended our event on March 9, 2019. A special thanks to our guest speakers and volunteers as well. Over $20,000 was raised that day and we thank each and every one of you!   Please take a look at the photos on Facebook!   

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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