A Native American-founded and run organization, The Kwek Society has partnered with BePreparedPeriod.com to launch the Feminine Care Donation Program for Native girls and young women who live in the rural US and don’t have ready access to these necessities. The program will aid in the support of girls and young women with limited resources and shopping opportunities by providing feminine hygiene products.
According to organizations like the Albuquerque HealthCare for The Homeless, feminine hygiene products are at the top of the list of the “most critical items.”
BePreparedPeriod.com founder Tara Bruley says, “Assistance agencies generally help with expenses of ‘everyday’ needs, but one of the most basic needs, feminine hygiene products is often neglected.”
Bruley added, “After being approached by many girls and women through our website asking for assistance with their ‘monthly’ supplies due to financial hardship, I knew we had to do something to help with this need.”
The Feminine CARE Donation Program is designed to support local shelters, schools, food banks and other organizations throughout the country. The newest organization to benefit from the program is The Kwek Society. The Kwek Society was created to work with school nurses and educators to provide first-period kits and education, pads, tampons and underwear to Native American students without ready access to these menstrual supplies.
“Wanting to make donating as convenient as possible, the program offers several ways to contribute no matter where you live.” Bruley said. “By simply choosing to purchase ‘monthly’ supplies online at BePreparedPeriod.com, donors/customers will have 10% of their purchases donated to the program. In addition to that, all customers will have the option of adding an additional donation, any dollar amount of their choosing, at checkout. We’ve also created a special BOGO (Buy One. Give one.) product for added convenience. Be Prepared. Period will be supporting The Kwek Society as its volunteers conduct menstrual supplies drives in Indiana and Virginia early in 2019.
Bruley stated Be Prepared. Period. will be working with Donation Program Ambassadors all over to help fill this need for various local organizations across the country. “It is our goal to grow this program to assist as many women as possible nationwide.”