CREATING FREE PERIOD PACKS FOR THE HOMELESS + LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES.

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WHAT WE DO

We gather menstrual products to create period packs for the local homeless + low income communities 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 poverty.

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GATHER

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

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SUPPLY

We distribute to local low income resource centers.

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CONNECT

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

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 poverty. 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 Wright
Founder & Executive Director
boiseperiodproject@gmail.com

 
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