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
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.
$40 can cover one individuals menstrual needs for an entire year!
1.14 MILLION TOTAL ITEMS DELIVERED in 2022!
How It All Started
Did you know that in 2021 HWP distributed over 740,000 pads, tampons, wipes, bladder control pads, and panty liners? Learn how we got started helping women in the Lansing area.
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Make A Donation
Helping Women Period is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization, committed to supplying no cost 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.