Got Her Covered pledges to increase access to feminine hygiene care, through providing care packages, cultivating social initiatives, mobilizing helpers, and innovating sustainable resolutions that will shatter stigmas and limitations for women and girls caused by period poverty. Together, we are creating a city/county with dignity, health, and opportunity for our girls and sisters. We will dedicate our time and effort to ensure that all school-aged girls in low-income households and homeless women in Cleveland/Bradley County have sufficient menstrual supplies. Our program will provide period care for the homeless middle school and high school girls from low-income households in Cleveland/Bradley School and Polk County School Districts!
With your help, we can help every girl/woman in need...
Without access to period care and education, girls are often forced to stay home from school during their periods, which leads them to miss anywhere from 10-20 percent of school days. Sometimes, they drop out of school completely.
Anne Sebert Kuhlmann, an associate professor in the College for Public Health and Social Justice at St. Louis University said, “This is not a luxury. It’s a need. It affects a woman’s sense of self, her sense of dignity, and her ability to participate in life.” Got Her Covered initiative wishes to end period poverty and period stigma in Cleveland/Bradley County and Polk County Middle/High School.
Here’s what Got Her Covered provides:
Giving girls access to a period-care package
Got Her Covered will work with businesses, community leaders, and volunteers to provide menstrual care packages to the middle and high schools to use while at school. The package also provides “weekender” take home bags with products for the family member facing the same issues.