In a national survey of 1,000 menstruating teens, 1 in 5 struggled to afford period products, and 4 in 5 either missed class or knew someone who missed class because they did not have access to period products. This is particularly true for low-income families or individuals who have a harder time affording menstrual products. Our FLOW Box project is geared toward teens in underserved communities who often do not have access to places where they can go and get tampons, pads, and other necessities
FLOW Box is a subscription-based box that includes all the items pre-teen and teen girls need to manage their period "flow" comfortably, including tampons, menstrual pads, wipes, and other necessities, as well as small gifts and encouraging notes from us. We will also include materials and information on health and wellness, domestic violence, and teen dating. In the first quarter of 2023, we intend to launch the project by sending out our FLOW Box to 50 participants. We will partner with local schools and other organizations to identify girls who could benefit from this program, and each month we will deliver the boxes right to their doors, free of charge. From there, we plan to keep going and broaden the project's scope through the end of the year. The FLOW Box is a great way to provide girls with the products they need to manage their period and provide information about important issues such as teen dating and domestic violence.
Funded by Chicago, IL (January 2023)