CWS Period Pack (Menstrual Hygiene Kit)
In many parts of the world—including here in the United States—women and girls live in period poverty, lacking access to necessary feminine care supplies. During the menstrual cycle, these hygiene materials are especially important to healthy practices. Not having supplies like sanitary napkins, tampons, soap and disposable plastic bags can create challenges that lead to unsafe and unsanitary conditions.
Now you can help women and girls living in period poverty. The CWS Period Pack gives women and girls the essentials they need to feel clean, be healthy and live with dignity during the menstrual cycle.
Here's what you'll need:
- One 1-gallon size re-sealable bag
- Two 2oz bottle hand sanitizer
- Three 4-gallon bathroom trash bags
- One travel pack of wet ones
- 10 Tampons (Unscented. 5 regular, 5 super absorbency.)
- 10 Sanitary Napkins (Unscented. Long super ultra-thin.)
- Bath-size soap (3 oz. bar or larger. No Ivory or Jergen’s soap. Do not remove from packaging.)
- One pack of flushable wipes (Unscented. 42 count)
- One travel sink-size laundry detergent (.25-.45 oz)
- Place all items in the plastic bag, remove air, and seal.
- All items must be new.
- Do not enclose personal notes, money, or extra items in the kits.
“The women at our gathering really enjoyed the ‘hands on’ project of assembling Period Packs. We want to encourage other groups to join in this important service project.”
How it Works
Providing Period Packs to help end Period Poverty is an easy way you can help share your love with others. It’s a chance to be an even greater blessing to women and girls who lack access to necessary feminine care supplies like sanitary napkins, tampons, and soap. And it’s easy! Whether you are making Period Packs as an individual or hosting a Period Pack party with your friends, by making these simple kits you will be offering women and girls a sense of dignity during the menstrual cycle.
Set a goal for how many Period Packs you would like to assemble. Each kit is valued at $14, but with some thrifty shopping you can assemble a kit for a lot less.
Invite other women and girls to join in the fun and help you by purchasing the supplies for the Period Packs.
Now it's time to assemble the Period Packs as a group. Maybe you could even host a Period Pack Party?
Who is CWS?
Since our start in 1946, CWS has been a faith-based organization committed to building relationships with local organizations and partnering with individuals around the globe. We walk alongside our most vulnerable neighbors in some of the most overlooked and underserved communities in over 65 countries around the world.
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