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How Walmart Is Helping To End Period Poverty

This post is sponsored by U by Kotex but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

1 in 4 women have struggled to purchase period supplies products in the past year due to lack of income. See how to help. #ad #WithUSheCan #UbKAndWalmart

I’m always learning so much about how to help people.

Recently I went to our city’s survival center with a few bags of personal care items we had gotten through my work, my husband’s work, and just life! I had a bag of food, a bag of clothing, and a bag of personal care items. I had brought my son, and I loved that he was a part of this donation. The staff member’s eyes absolutely lit up to see the bag of personal care items. “This is what is most needed. This, so much! Thank you!” The next time I went over there, a few weeks later, I brought two BOXES of personal care items. The staff members swarmed me to help me carry all of the items inside.

It got me thinking about making it a regular thing.

Period Poverty:

1 in 4 women have struggled to purchase period supplies products in the past year due to lack of income. See how to help. #ad #WithUSheCan #UbKAndWalmart

That’s when I learned about period poverty. And I learned that 1 in 4 women have struggled to purchase period products in the past year due to lack of income. That’s pretty astonishing, especially when you consider that most women need those items consistently. I’m happy to share that U by Kotex® is proud to be the founding sponsor of The Alliance for Period Supplies. This new national organization, founded in May 2018, helps ensure that individuals in need have access to essential period products required to participate fully in daily life. I know how it is to be without the products you need.

1 in 4 women have struggled to purchase period supplies products in the past year due to lack of income. See how to help. #ad #WithUSheCan #UbKAndWalmart

However, in those times, it wasn’t more than a hassle. That’s why it’s important to raise awareness for the millions of women living in poverty who miss out on daily life because they lack access to period supplies. That’s why it’s called period poverty. During the month of October, for every purchase of U by Kotex – U by Kotex will donate 2 products. Plus, Walmart will be donating $25,000 to the Alliance for Period Supplies. We are already doing our part by shopping at Walmart for tampons, liners, and pads.

Make sure you read more about the movement here, and see how you can help.

Had you ever heard of period poverty before today?

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