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Local initiative raising money to help create 'Period Packs'

Changing the Flow wants to help people who cannot afford to buy pads and tampons
Period shirt
This grey shirt with an image of a menstrual cup is one of the shirts up for sale on The Community Company website. Image courtesy of The Community Company.

A local social enterprise called Changing the Flow wants to help people who cannot afford to buy pads and tampons.

They are selling 'period shirts' to help them raise money to create Period Packs, which are care packages stuffed with necessary hygiene products like tampons and pads.

VP of Business Development Kevin Hiebert says the shirts were designed by an artist from London, Ontario.

"We have a pad shirt, we have a tampon shirt and we have a menstrual cup shirt, each with a beautifully designed image on the shirt. We have hem-tags that all say 'periods are normal' on the shirts. They were also sewn locally."

He says the money raised from selling the shirts will go towards making more period packs.

"So the period packs each contain pads and tampons as well as an information card. We are distributing them to people who menstruate that may need them throughout the region." 

"Currently we have a program with Nutrition for Learning in the Waterloo Region and we have distributed over 1,100 of the period packs through their pop-up locations."

Hiebert says they are hoping to sell at least a couple thousand more shirts during the campaign through their partnership with The Community Company.

You can buy a shirt by clicking here.

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