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Period Monster

$2,881 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 83 people in 17 months
Created January 3, 2018
Let's face it. All females encounter their period. Every. month. For those of us fortunate enough, the arrival of Aunt Flo includes Advil/Aleve, heating pads, feminine wipes, leaks, pantiliners, pads, tampons, and sometimes if we're lucky, a chocolate bar.
             However, these necessities are not possible for the homeless. Cramps are just...cramps and something to deal with. Leaks are the norm. Heating pads can maybe be a bottle of boiling water from Starbucks. And then there come the tampons and the pads. It's not okay that women have to choose between a meal or feeling clean. They deserve dignity. Feeling like you cannot properly take care of yourself can result in depression. These are humans who deserve respect just like anyone else, no matter their class or living conditions. Think of the impact we can make if we show them that they matter. They are important. They are noticed. They do not need to feel ashamed. 
             We are six young women in our freshmen year of high school. Our fund is called Period Monster. We have been fundraising and distributing care packages for over a year now. Over the course of the past year, we distributed over 350 packages, and we hope to distribute even more packages this year.  We distribute these packages on midnight runs into the city, to SHARE the project, homeless shelters, and will make a distribution to a refugee center. We are working hard to get these packages to as many places and people possible by expanding our connections. Care packages include a handwritten note, 7 regular tampons, 5 super tampons, and 12 pads. Packages come in patterned makeup bags, as our main goal is to help bring dignity.
We are lucky to have access to these products and want to help others to feel clean and ready to take on the Period Monster! (They're not that scary! They're what makes us human!)  Help us take action by supporting us to buy materials and get these powerful people on the road!

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Contact us!
~ periodmonsterfund@gmail.com

Socials!
Instagram ~ @period.monster
Facebook ~ @periodmonsterr (two r's)
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Giving away books and accepting donations at the Farmer's Market to raise money for our next project. Thank you to everyone who donated!! Your support is greatly appreciated ❤️
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Ready to distribute! We now have 50 initial packages and are sure to create more!
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Hello Period Monster Donors!

It has been a while since you were last updated, but don't fret! We are all working very hard and have budgeted our care packages. You will learn more about those later. A few weeks ago, we had the privilege to visit Children's Village-a truly incredible place. I highly advise you check out the important work they do. They are one of the shelters that will receive our care packages.

Hopefully starting next week, we will set up donation boxes where students of the school will be able to place pads and tampons. They will also be given the opportunity to write a note which will be included in the care packages. It's our goal to really show these women that they are cared about.

It has been finalized that the care packages will include 12 tampons and 20 pads along with feminine wipes. Each will receive a personal handwritten note. This will all be placed in a white paper bag with Period Monster sticker. There will be both heavy flow packages and light flow packages.

We are making purchases to initially construct 250 care packages and will go from there. We thank you all for helping us put our visions into action. You are supporting a good cause and we will ensure your generous donations will be used wisely.

If anyone has any questions or comments, please don't refrain from contacting us at periodmonster@gmail.com.

-Period Monster

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$2,881 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 83 people in 17 months
Created January 3, 2018
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