EmpowHER, Period was created in 2019 to provide sanitary pads and hygiene items to women and girls in low income communities who often face a lack of access to menstrual products.
Too many individuals living in poverty are unable to access the basic products required to manage their menstrual health. Living on the street, in a car, or in an abandoned building can be tough on anybody. Sometimes even life-threatening. But how about simple things... like not being able to bathe or brush your teeth? Can you imagine what a luxury a clean pair of socks would be?
When female students don’t have access to period products, not only do they not feel protected, but it also puts their confidence, dignity and education at risk. They are less likely to be able to participate in their education and other activities, and if they are, they are likely to feel distracted and unable to focus on reaching their full potential.
Nevertheless, through innovation, education, and advocacy Raising BeYOUtiful Butterflies is committed to keeping girls in school and women in the workforce, move towards a world where girls feel empowered in their bodies, achieve economic independence, understand their sexual and reproductive health options, and harness the power to shape her own future by . We partner with schools, communities and nonprofit organizations to provide essential hygiene care packages, including menstrual products, to distribute to the women and girls who need them.
Period poverty is the lack of access to an adequate supply of menstrual products like pads or tampons is an indignity experienced by thousands of individuals in the Metro Atlanta on a regular basis.
Period Poverty Facts:
Source: 2018 U by Kotex survey conducted with YouG
Raising BeYOUtiful Butterflies is a proud member of Georgia Stomp. Georgia Stomp is a statewide coalition of organizations formed to address the issues of menstrual equity and period poverty in Georgia. Through this collaboration, we are engaged in training, outreach and non-lobbying advocacy work to educate and engage communities about the policies and key decisions affecting menstrual equity and period poverty.
If you are interested in helping us create #menstrualequity and fight #periodpoverty in Georgia, here are some ways you can help:
• Host a Supply Drive: A toiletry/period supply drive is a great service project for schools, businesses, groups or churches. You could even have a friendly competition and offer recognition/ prize for the team or individual that brings in the most!
• Host a Period Party: Planning a party? Ask guests to bring a pack of period products as their admission! Pick a theme, such as “Girls Helping Girls” and use the event to openly talk about periods or educate one another about period poverty.
• Shop our Amazon Wish List: Purchase hygiene and period products from our Amazon Wish List, and Amazon will deliver these items directly to our doorstep.
Raising BeYOUtiful Butterflies, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. EIN 82-1629664. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. All proceeds go directly into the operation of this organization to support the services and resources provided to girls in need.
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