Boise Period Project

CREATING FREE MENSTRUAL HYGIENE PACKS FOR THE HOMELESS COMMUNITY.

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WHAT WE DO

We gather menstrual hygiene products to create period packs for the local homeless community in Boise. We distribute and connect directly to the community and homeless shelters. We also aim to end the stigmas that surround both periods and homelessness.

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GATHER

In the packs include: tampons, pads, liners, underwear, wipes, and hand sanitizer all in a waterproof bag.

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SUPPLY

We distribute to both homeless people on the street and shelters.

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CONNECT

We don't just drop off the period packs and leave: we connect with the community.

WHO WE ARE

TEAM MEMBERS:

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FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ||

 

 

MACARAH HELLER

 

I believe that menstrual hygiene is a right, not a privilege. Everyone should have access to products for a natural, bodily function. I came up with the idea for Boise Period Project after seeing videos and stories of homeless women/people and what they have to go through while on their periods- food for the day or menstrual hygiene products? Nobody should have to roll up toilet paper to work as a tampon or use a cardboard box to menstruate on.

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HEAD OF GRAPHIC DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION ||

 

 

ASHLEY DREYFUS

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HEAD OF MEDIA & MARKETING ||

 

 

ADAM WRIGHT

OUR GOALS

INCLUSIVENESS

We recognize that all gender identities menstruate, not just women. As well as you do not have to menstruate in order to be considered a woman.


HEALTH

We care about the education of reproductive health and menstrual hygiene of everyone we serve.


END THE STIGMA

We want to end the stigma of both period and homelessness. We do not use the term “feminine hygiene” because we do not want to hide behind a euphemism about a natural bodily function. There are too many negative stereotypes about the homeless. Too often their humanity is stripped from them. They are people and they deserve to have their basic needs fulfilled no matter their circumstances.

Contact

 

If you need more information or want to get involved, feel free to send us an email!

Macarah Heller
Founder & Executive Director
boiseperiodproject@gmail.com

 
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