About Period Poverty:
Imagine having to choose between buying food or buying sanitary products for your period. Imagine having just used your last menstrual necessities, with no money to purchase more.
Limited or uncertain access to basic menstrual hygiene products due to financial constraints
The latest studies indicate over one-third of Americans who menstruate cannot afford monthly period products and hygiene necessities, resulting in chronic school absenteeism, un- and under-employment, and potentially critical medical issues. This often unspoken public health crisis can have debilitating effects on the individual, their household and the community.
“Thank you so much for the Dignity Grows Tote. I feel better about myself having the items I need, but can’t afford, and feel good about carrying them around in the tote bag.”
– Sara, high school student
“My anxiety levels greatly increase when I need to get menstrual products. The fact that there is a group that cares enough to help me through these times, has impacted me in a way they probably didn’t recognize until now. Dignity Grows really helps me each month. Thank you.”
– anonymous transgender student
– Marissa, college student