WHAT WE DO
We gather menstrual hygiene 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.
In the packs include: tampons, pads, liners, underwear, wipes, and hand sanitizer all in a reusable linen bag.
We distribute to local low income resource centers.
We don't just drop off the period packs and leave: we connect with the community.
WHO WE ARE
FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ||
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.
HEAD OF GRAPHIC DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION ||
HEAD OF MEDIA & MARKETING ||
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.
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.