This International Period Month, help us deliver period products to the communities which are hit hardest by the pandemic. The second wave in India has laid bare many of the inequities that have put our most marginalized and vulnerable communities at the greatest risk of illness and accessing basic essentials. Schools have switched to online learning and since they served as pad distribution centers for a lot of government programs providing free/subsidized pads, thousands of students are unable to access these basic essentials. Imagine having to concentrate in your classes, carry out your daily routine, or access equal opportunities in a time which has already wreaked havoc on the most vulnerable communities amongst us while having no safe period products to manage your periods. All your generous donations will go towards purchasing period products and/or other basic essentials for vulnerable communities our chapters work with across India in association with our Hygiene Partner Raho Safe.
The Period Society is an initiative of the registered charitable trust - Dr. Shanti Patel Memorial Trust and we a youth driven non profit combatting the taboo surrounding menstruation, sexual, and reproductive health while ending period poverty with an emphasis on environmental sustainability. We have reached over 25,000 individuals through our programs and distributed thousands of period products through our chapter wide pad distribution drives. Our work has been recognized by the Harvard University's International Relation Council and Worldview's Act2Impact Initiative, Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots Institute, the Erinn Phelan Award, The Three Dot Dash Global Teen Leader program by We Are Family Foundation, and General Motors and Ashoka Global's Stem for Changemaking program.
Additionally, as a thank you to our healthcare heroes who have made immense personal sacrifices to be at the frontlines and help keep us safe during this pandemic, we will be using a portion of proceeds to ship menstrual cups free of cost to healthcare workers who request the same and hosting an educational session on cups with our different brand partners for those looking to switch to these options since they have to be changed less frequently compared to pads and are a more hassle free option during long shifts/wearing PPE.
Any amount makes a difference and supports our programming and efforts. Please donate generously if you are able to and share this to amplify our effort. This International Period month, let's put a period to the stigma and end period poverty. Period products are basic needs, not luxuries.