This is a sponsored post for Always.
As a girl mom I am constantly thinking about how to make sure Teagan lives her best life. This girl has us jumping through hoops with her strong will but knowing that her personality will only make her a strong young lady makes every second worth it. That being said, I am firm believer that strong willed and determined young ladies will be changing our world. But for some of those young ladies their potential is hindered due to something that a lot of us never think of. Period Poverty. Sounds like an issue that our neighbors, friends, and coworkers would never have to worry about but that just isn’t true.
Let’s Discuss Period Poverty
While the whole period talk seems so far away from Teagan I know it will be here before we know it. And as a woman that has dealt with very difficult periods, I am well prepared to help my daughter deal with that change when it comes. Always is a brand that I have used and trusted for years. When I started reading more about the initiative, the fact that Always was involved in surrounding the Period Poverty issue made me feel that it is something that I instantly needed to know more about.
The more I read about period poverty in our country I cannot imagine being without products with a period like mine, especially as a child. I have read stories about young ladies using socks, toilet paper, and napkins to create their own period products. That is so crazy to me. Putting myself in the shoes of a mother who has to not only have the period discussion with her daughter but then teach her how to survive (literally) that week with no period products has my heart breaking. How is this okay? It isn’t some distant issue, it is a HERE and NOW issue that we all can help with.
What You Need To Know about Period Poverty
While lack of access to period products is typically associated with girls in other countries, period poverty is a real problem in our country too. In the U.S. nearly 1 in 5 girls have missed school because they can’t afford period protection. But it’s not just school they miss. It also means missing out on activities they love. In addition to missing school and activities they love, there are studies that show at puberty, girls’ confidence plummets and the drop in confidence is so much worse for girls that lack access to period protection. Period poverty isn’t just someone else’s problem. It’s happening right here in North America.
Always Is Making A Difference
Always Live #LikeAGirl is committed to helping End Period Poverty by making sure the conversation about Period Poverty continues and also taking action to end this major problem. Always is committed to get period products to girls in school across the country. In total, Always is committed to donating 15 million products in the U.S. Always wants to see every girl get back to action – enjoying their school day and activities even when she is on her period.
Easily Do Your Part To End Period Poverty
As a woman that has relied on the Always products her entire life you better believe I am very excited to see that with the help of Walmart and Always I am able to easily do my part to help end period poverty. For every purchase of a 3-pack box of Always Pads, Always will donate a pack to girls in need across the US. This donation will only be triggered via purchases from Walmart.com/Always during the month of January. Time to stock up friends! This is a perfect way to not only get your period supplies for the next few months but you will also be helping Always provide period products to girls in need so they can Always Live #LikeAGirl.
This process is so easy, simply visit the Walmart website and purchase your desired Always products in the 3-pack boxes. Within a few days you will have your period products at your doorstep. I have decided to purchase a few of these 3-pack boxes of Always Pads in different sizes as instructed and then once I receive those pads I will be donating them to shelters. Not only does this mean I am able to donate those necessity items but it means that Always will donate a pack of pads as well!
Stock Up and Give Back!
Other Ways You Can Help End Period Poverty
- Join the conversation, and raise awareness of the issue in North America. Make sure to use #EndPeriodPoverty.
- Donate product to a local girls’ team, club or school. Period supplies are one of the most requested products at these locations but are often the least donated.
I urge you to join this conversation and keep it going. It is time to End Period Poverty now. I can often see my privilege but something like having access to period products should never be a privilege. As I think back to my childhood as a teenager going through school and activities during my period was hard enough but taking away my pads would have been devastating. It is not surprising to me that so many girls miss activities and school due to this. Even as an adult, I would not be able to go through normal life activities without my period products.
ellen beck says
I am sharing this post it is still January. Yes, there are plenty of girls and women that simply can not afford to buy period products. They are expensive and for some periods come during lean times. I am glad to see Always participating!