Portland, OR. PERIOD is a non-profit organization working to celebrate periods and provide products to those in need. On International Women’s Day, PERIOD partnered with We Work, Glad Rags, and Project Object to host its largest packing party yet. In two hours, with over 100+ volunteers from around the Portland Metro Area, workers put together over 2,000 period packs, which will be distributed to menstruators in need over the next month.
The event was made possible by donations from Tampax and Always.
On International Women’s Day, volunteers focused on the path towards greater gender parity. Organizers say, “In order to have that fully equitable and participatory society — where all women can contribute and prosper — we must have laws and policies that ensure that menstrual products are safe and affordable for all who need them.”
Nadya Okamoto and Vincent Forand co-founded PERIOD as high school students in 2014 after realizing that menstrual products are not reliably available to those who need them the most.
For more information, here’s a link: https://www.period.org/