Homeless women are plagued with many issues: the threat of sexual assault, hunger, and dangerous streets. Many homeless women also lack access to menstrual supplies and sometimes have to choose between food or tampons and pads. When women don't have access to tampons and pads, their menstrual hygiene can deteriorate and can cause serious health problems.

FlowKits' goal is to provide homeless women in west suburban Chicago with dignity and kits full of supplies to help them to feel healthy and clean.

Standard FlowKits will include:
-reusable toiletry kit
-14 tampons
-14 pads
-14 pantiliners
-14 sanitary wipes
-1 menstrual health pamphlet

Due to the generosity of our donors, we have also been able to start producing incontinence kits including:
-20 bladder pads
-14 sanitary wipes

Funds from this GoFundMe have supported the project's pilot program (30 kits) and will go toward building up a supply of FlowKits. The project launched in April 2016 and has now cumulatively created and distributed 400 kits to homeless women in the Chicago area. 

This project began as a simple grant writing assignment for my English class. However, the more I researched the issue, the more passionate I became about wanting to help women have access to this extremely basic need. Your contribution will help a small idea make a big difference.
  • Devon Peake 
    • $125 
    • 17 mos
  • Kimberly Bischoff 
    • $100 
    • 17 mos
  • Chris Day 
    • $100 
    • 17 mos
  • Gail Bischoff 
    • $100 
    • 18 mos
  • Harriet Hawkins 
    • $25 
    • 18 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Lily Alter 
Oak Park, IL
Andrea Alter 
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