CHANGING THE CYCLE
OF PERIOD POVERTY
Period poverty is defined as “inadequate access to menstrual hygiene tools and education, including but not limited to sanitary products, washing facilities, and waste management.” Period poverty is a pubic health crisis. Everyday, one in five girls will miss school due to a lack of menstrual products. That is a tragedy. To replace the lack of sanitary products many people resort to using unsafe products including rags, paper towels, card board, and toilet paper. Because of this menstruating people are at risk of developing urinary tract infections, bacterial vaginosis, skin rashes, and abnormal discharge from using those harmful replacements. This can lead to anxiety and depression. SNAP and WIC benefits does not cover menstrual products. Every menstruating person deserves the right to menstrual products. Menstrual cycles should never be a burden.
We have been very fortunate to donate thousands of products after hosting three annual feminine product drives. Now, as an established non-profit association we are hoping to reach even more people in need.
Boys and Girls Club University of Cincinnati Esther Marie Hatton Center YCWA Domestic Violence Shelter
Anna Louise Inn YMCA Bethany House YWCA of Greater Cincinnati
+ Many More Thanks to your Generosity!
*Please note, we do not distribute directly to individuals.
Please contact one of our partners to receive products.*
Change the Cycle’s mission promotes period equity and combats discrimination by providing feminine products to organizations that empower and improve the lives of menstruating people including youth, those experiencing homelessness, and drug addicted people.