When we think of donating items it’s usually canned goods or clothing. You know, the essentials. Well, for women, one necessity that doesn’t get enough attention is personal hygiene products. And yes, I’m talking specifically about pads and tampons here, people.
One company, LOLA, has set out to do something about that. LOLA is a company that sells organic tampons, and they’ve pledged to donate tampons to women in need with every purchase made through their LOLA Gives Back program. So, when you purchase all-organic tampons for yourself, there’s someone else out there who’s gaining access to them, too.
According to their blog, they’ve donated 100,000 tampons in the last year. We can only hope that number keeps growing!
One of the main issues with purchasing period products, according to the brand’s blog, is that pads and tampons are not eligible for purchase with food stamps. So, those getting their essentials with government are missing out on these crucial items or paying out of pocket for them.
Ok, ladies, now let’s get in formation. Because we can definitely do something about this! You can purchase a box of 18 tampons from LOLA for $10. So, not only has your $10 gone towards pampering yourself a little (I mean, organic cotton?!), it’s also helped another woman in need.
According to Hello Giggles, LOLA’s partnered with Support the Girls, Distributing Dignity and Simply the Basics to donate and distribute their products.
So, here’s how you can get involved. Head on over to the LOLA website to make a purchase, use #TamponsAreNotALuxury to spread awareness or donate to a local shelter.
We can all help make sure there are plenty of tampons to go around. Now, that’s what I call girl power!
[h/t: Hello Giggles]