Nearly 1 in 5 American girls have either left school early or missed school entirely because of a lack of access to period products. This lack of access starts a vicious cycle: missing classes, getting behind in school work and missing out on activities, like sports and clubs. These activities help build her confidence and skills, and missing out can limit a girl’s potential and opportunities far beyond puberty.
This back-to-school season, Always wants to spark a national conversation to raise awareness about the lack of access to period products that is affecting millions of girls in the U.S. and take action to help #EndPeriodPoverty.
Teaming up with Feeding America, a long-standing partner, Always is on a mission to donate an additional 15 million period products this school year through Feeding America’s network and school pantry program, which provides food, toiletries and personal care products to kids who are most in need.