Food and the City: Homelessness amongst is on the rise, here's how you can help!

August 08, 2016

Homelessness amongst is on the rise, here's how you can help!



Back in May, I spoke about my experience being involved with the launch of The Period Projects by U by Kotex, which is a program designed to help spread awareness and create change, both big and small. Today, I'm excited to share the news of their second installment of the series, The Power To The Period Donation Drive

Did you know that 3.5 million Americans are currently homeless? And out of that 3.5 million, many are women who have nowhere to turn for period products or feminine support. It's a highly upsetting number, and there needs to be a shift within our communities to help knock that number down. After learning of these alarming statistics, Holly Sanchez decided to do something about it. She teamed up with U by Kotex, as well as DoSomething.org to bring you the very first nation-wide period products drive.


How can you get involved? Easy-peasy-lemon squeezy! From July 14th - September 30th, we encourage you to start your very OWN Power to the Period drive, or donate new/unopened packages of period products to a drive in your area. Visit UbyKotex.com, DoSomething.org/Period, or text PERIOD to 38383 to learn more details on how you can help change the lives of many women across this nation. 


This campaign is solid proof that, as women, we can join forces and help change the way we both talk about and support the period needs of the homeless within our communities. Change the dialect to a positive one, and help make an impact today! Every box counts.