A Little Background....
Wife and husband, Marcarah and Adam Wright started The Boise Period Project last spring. The project aims to help low income and homeless communities in Boise that are experiencing period poverty. The Period Project believes that period products are a RIGHT, not a privilege. Each pack is not only distributed to the community, but the goal is to connect directly to the community and homeless shelters. Ending the stigmas around both periods and poverty are what it’s all about.
What is period poverty?
When someone who is menstruating does not have the resources or income to purchase supplies.
“I came up with the idea for Boise Period Project after seeing videos and stories of homeless women/people and what they have to go through while on their periods- food for the day or menstrual hygiene products? Nobody should have to roll up toilet paper to work as a tampon or use a cardboard box to menstruate on.” -Macarah Wright, Founder & Executive Director
What’s included in a pack:
- 15 Tampons
- 5 Pads
- 5 Cleansing Wipes
- Travel Hand Sanitizer
Each pack ideally includes enough supplies to cover one menstrual cycle.
How to get involved:
You can donate at: https://boiseperiodproject.com/donate
You can drop off any unopened or individually packaged (unscented) donations at the following locations:
Boise Period Project Office
1815 S Shoshone St
Boise, ID, 83705
Boise Period Project Member
2705 Arthur St
Boise, ID, 83703
208 E 37th St Suite 4
Garden City, ID, 83714
928 W Main St Unit C, Boise, ID 83702
“Menstrual Products For All. Period.”
Photo Credit For Images: Thistle and Pine Creative