This back-to-school season, Always expands their work to help #EndPeriodPoverty across the United States by partnering with 50 Period Heroes in each state to provide young people greater access to the period products they need.
Period Heroes are people and organizations doing extraordinary work in their local communities to help #EndPeriodPoverty. Research shows that 1 in 5 girls in the U.S. have missed school due to lack of access to period products1. This means they are missing confidence-boosting activities they love like class time, sports and hanging out with friends simply because they do not have access to the period products they need.
Since 2018, Always has donated more than 65 million period products to help #EndPeriodPoverty in the U.S. – but there is still work to be done. This year, Always, alongside the 50 Period Heroes, will distribute 2.5 million pads to help young people stay in confidence-boosting activities they love.
Helping Women Period is proud to be named as one of the 50 Period Heroes Michigan. These donations from Always will help serve menstruators across the state.
Join Always and the 50 Period Heroes to help #EndPeriodPoverty in the U.S. Here’s how you can get involved:
- Contact your elected officials at votervoice.net/always/campaign and ask them to show their support to help #EndPeriodPoverty
- Learn more about #EndPeriodPoverty at https://www.always.com/en-us/about-us/end-period-poverty
- Learn how you can become a Period Hero by following Always on social media
- Keep an eye out for how you can get involved with Helping Women Period on our website, HelpingWomenPeriod.org
1 1000 U.S. females, 16-24 y.o., Research Now ‘17