Periods During the Pandemic: No Girl Left Behind

Our names are Alisha, Sheya & Aanya and we are high school students in Tampa, FL. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many public health disparities ranging from healthcare unavailability to mass unemployment, but less frequently discussed lack of access to Menstrual Hygiene Products. We recently had the opportunity to work on a global virtual project that focused on empowering girls and women during the COVID-19 crisis.  A topic related to menstrual hygiene education released that lack of school attendance by many teenage girls was partially the result of issues surrounding lack of access to Menstrual Hygiene Products in the third world countries. Looking closer to home the statistics were equally shocking.

ONE in FIVE girls in America's schools in low-income zone attributed lower school attendance due to difficulty in accessing feminine hygiene products. We all belong to high schools where the majority of the students come from a similar background. This raises within us a sense of purpose to try to help those girls who may be negatively impacted and suffering in silence in our everyday community high schools. As a first-world country, where simple access to such important products is overlooked, it raises the bigger concern of how we view gender equality in our country. It is paramount that we as citizens support initiatives that promote access to feminine hygiene products and consequently to education for ALL of our today's youth.

Please Support by DONATING to this worthy cause because their future needs your understanding and courage to empower a change for the better. 

Your DONATIONS will provide PADS for the following number of girls/women for a month: 
$25 supports 8 Girls
$50 supports 18 Girls
$75 supports 30 Girls
$100 supports 40 Girls

Your DONATIONS will be Given to the Following:
School Girls, Homeless Shelter, and Domestic Violence Shelter in the Tampa Bay Area.


**84% of STUDENTS have Missed Class or know Someone who has due to lack of access to Menstrual Hygiene Products.

Fundraising team (4)

Aanya Patel
Raised $100 from 1 donation
Lutz, FL
Rina Patel
Alisha Patel
Team member
Raised $170 from 3 donations
Sheya Patel
Team member

Your easy, powerful, and trusted home for help

  • Easy

    Donate quickly and easily.

  • Powerful

    Send help right to the people and causes you care about.

  • Trusted

    Your donation is protected by the  GoFundMe Giving Guarantee.