The MonthlyIt’s time to starting talking about period product need.
Families who receive our diapers tell us they have gone without buying period products in order to purchase food or other basic needs. Period product need is often not discussed. What does that mean? It means using toilet paper, fast food napkins, socks, paper towels from public restrooms, or using the same tampon for too long. We can do better than this. Period.
Here’s Where YOU Come In:
We know that this is something we can tackle together and we know you want to help. We’ve got four ways to dive in:
1. Monthly Champion
When you buy period products, throw in an extra pack. NOTE: Pads are requested far more often than tampons. Donate those extra products at one of our 100+ drop locations across the region. Or order extra supplies off our Amazon Wishlist and they will come directly to us. That’s it!
2. Join The Monthly Club
Invite a group of friends – for drinks, a playdate, coffee, book club, wine club, gardening club, any club, shopping, museuming, for a walk/run, whatever – doesn’t matter what you do, just invite people you care about and like. Or just add The Monthly Club to a group you already meet with monthly!
- Ask each person to bring a box of tampons or pads (NOTE: pads are in higher demand than tampons).
- Commit to meeting with this wonderful group once a month (or on a schedule that works for you – every Monthly Club is different)
- Donate the extra products off at one of our 100+ drop locations across the region.
- You’re helping hanging out with good friends!
3. Host a Drive for The Monthly
Collecting donations on a larger scale is a great way to spread the word about the need for period products. You can make your drive your own – host it at your office, school, gym; make it a competition to see how many products people can donate; tack your drive onto another event like a party or awareness week. We encourage creativity! Once you decide you want to host a drive, we can help you get off on the right foot with a toolkit and answer any questions – sign up below!
4. Monthly Supporter
Make an ongoing automatic donation to The Monthly through our recurring giving program. Donating dollars allows us to get items at a discount through wholesalers and ensures we can stock the items most requested. Head over to our Donate page and subscribe to The Monthly ongoing giving.
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Half the world's population deals with menstruation for years of their life; we believe that everyone deserves to be clean, comfortable, and confident every day of every month.
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