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Get Hygiene Products to Women in Need in Michigan

by Be a Rose, Inc.
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Get Hygiene Products to Women in Need in Michigan
Get Hygiene Products to Women in Need in Michigan
Get Hygiene Products to Women in Need in Michigan
Get Hygiene Products to Women in Need in Michigan
Get Hygiene Products to Women in Need in Michigan
Get Hygiene Products to Women in Need in Michigan
Get Hygiene Products to Women in Need in Michigan
Get Hygiene Products to Women in Need in Michigan
Get Hygiene Products to Women in Need in Michigan

Summary

Millions of women in the United States are homeless or living below the poverty line. For such women, the cost of feminine hygiene products is an additional burden to their already stretched budget. BE A ROSE will provide these necessary products and offer health workshops to women in need in order to help them care for themselves and their bodies.

$955
total raised
17
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years

Challenge

Women who are homeless or living below the poverty line rarely have access to feminine hygiene products - which are not covered by food stamp benefits! This is compounded by the shortage of safe and sanitary places where these women can access toilet and shower facilities, resulting in preventable infections.Unfortunately, menstruation is a taboo topic and affordable access to sanitary products is rarely discussed.

Solution

BE A ROSE is providing sanitary products free of charge to women in need, either directly or through partnerships with West Michigan day shelters, emergency homeless shelters, food banks, halfway and transitional housing facilities and churches. Additionally, BE A ROSE is hosting women's health workshops that cover the topics of puberty, menstruation and menopause. This will empower women with accurate information about their bodies and the ability to pass it down to future generations.

Long-Term Impact

Ultimately, BE A ROSE aims to overcome the social taboo surrounding menstruation by raising awareness and easing the hardship that homeless and women living below the poverty line face to keep clean and healthy during their periods. Thus increase these women's overall well being and health outcomes.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a XLSX file (projdoc.xlsx).

Resources

https:/​/​www.bearose.org
Official BE A ROSE website
Feminine Hygiene Beyond Reach of Homeless Women
Ending Period Shaming is going Mainstream
Sanitary Products and School Attendance

Organization Information

Be a Rose, Inc.

Location: Grand Rapids,, MI - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @bearosetoday
Be a Rose, Inc.
Christine Mwangi
Project Leader:
Christine Mwangi
Founder & President
Kentwood, MI United States

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