The Period Bag Project

 

Our next drop off location will be:

May 6 - 7, 2017 at the Des Moines Women's Half Marathon + 5K located at Jasper Winery. We'll be out there having a blast with the event, cheering the runners on, and collecting items to create period kits!

You'll find us in the FemmeHead booth from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on May 6th as well as from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. on May 7th. 

Come snap a photo, drop off items you'd like to donate, write a love letter, and chat with us about what we do here at FemmeHead.

Here's what we need:

+ tampons (all absorbencies welcome)

+ pads (once again all absorbencies welcome)

+ handwritten notes full of love and support, which you can do at our love letter station at the event

+ cash donations to buy candy, fabric, and other supplies for kits

 

Think your period is annoying...

Imagine not being able to afford those pads or tampons you probably take for granted. 

I wanted to help lift up the women and girls in my community during their periods in a simple, yet powerful way. 

So, I designed a period kit, an ever-changing, evolving kit that fluctuates just as much as our monthly cycle. 

It starts with a simple bag, sewn from recycled fabric. Inside she’ll find enough period products [pads and tampons] to get her through a cycle. 

In goes a few pieces of something sweet, followed by an info card to help teach her about her body and her period. Everyone deserves that education. Knowledge is power. 

And from the beginning I knew I wanted to seal it all up with a handwritten note. Some melody of kind words and support from one human to another. 

I think it's important we support one another. Whether that's on race day or any day.