This is a sponsored post with Always and Dollar General.
Have you heard of the recent #EndPeriodPoverty movement happening around the world? I hadn’t until Maya participated in a campaign with Always and told me all about it. And now I’m so honored to a part of the campaign as well!
Let me tell you all about it!
Okay, that time of the month is always dreaded – not only is it inconvenient, but it’s also painful both physically and emotionally. Even so, we tend to joke about it, call “her” Aunt Flow. Thank goodness we have a variety of products to help us make the best of it.
Not everyone is so lucky to have a variety of products. Either they can’t afford them or don’t have access. So what happens? 1 in 5 American girls have either left school early or even missed school entirely because they don’t have period products. Can you imagine? They could be missing crucial tests, homework assignments, class and group studies, which lessens confidence. Plus, it’s just embarrassing for any young girl to deal with. Especially girls in puberty because this is when their confidence is at its lowest.
I know I want to help do something about it, and here we are.
This is where Always and Dollar General come in! They have teamed up to donate an additional 15 million period products to Feeding America. Feeding America is a hunger relief organization that has a school pantry program. Through this, it provides toiletries and personal care products to kids who are most in need.
Every purchase of Always products from now until September 8th at your local Dollar General will trigger a donation of products for girls in need.
Changing the stigma
Growing up as a kid, we never talked about periods. It was always one of those taboo topics. Which is probably why this happened…
That humiliating experience made me vow to change the dialogue with my own daughter, Maya! And not only her, but my son as well. I wanted both of them to feel comfortable and open when talking about the subject. With me as well as her friends, both guys and girls. Periods are a part of life, everyone knows it!
I love that I now have a way to extend this even more. The goal of the #EndPeriodPoverty movement is to raise awareness of American girl’s lack to access of period products. It’s about creating an open, comfortable conversation about periods!
How you can help!
First thing? Get inspired to join the conversation! Follow the #EndPeriodPoverty thread on social media to see all the wonderful things happening. Share the hashtag too, tell your friends and family!
Next time you shop for period products, buy Always at Dollar General because it will spur an additional donation product to American girls in need via Feeding America through their school pantry program through September 8.