D.R.E.W. Projects Women's Health Initiative
What is the D.R.E.W. Projects Women's Health Initiative?
The D.R.E.W. Projects Women's Health Initiative raises awareness about the lack of access to feminine hygiene products for women and girls who are experiencing homelessness.
Across the world, women face financial barriers when it comes to getting access to sanitary products. Oftentimes, they have to make a tough decision between purchasing food or buying feminine products. The issue is even more pressing when you are experiencing housing instability. As part of our initiative, we want to help relieve the burden for as many people as possible.
Our commitment is to help non-profits who serve the homeless population build up their resource closets with feminine hygiene products, so they can reallocate their funding towards other resources.
To help kick off this initiative, D.R.E.W. Projects will provide 1000 feminine hygiene kits to a local community non-profit organization in Los Angeles County. Every two years, we plan to double the number of kits donated to serve as many women and girls as we can. In addition to our local efforts, D.R.E.W. Projects will partner with Wash United for their Menstrual Hygiene Day campaign, which focuses on global menstruation management education.
The D.R.E.W. Projects Feminine Hygiene Kit
Each year, D.R.E.W. Projects will select local community non-profit organizations (within the U.S.) to donate feminine hygiene kits. Each kit will consist of pads, tampons, panty liners, cleansing wipes, hand sanitizers, and a sweet treat. For convenience and simplicity, we will package the items in a pink, reusable tote bag for on-the-go replenishment.
Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day)
As a part of the MH Day partnership, we will celebrate MH Day on the annual awareness day of May 28 by hosting a local event to educate adolescent girls, ages 10 to 19 about why menstruation matters, inform them of the misinformation and stigmas surrounding menstruation, and the global impact of building awareness about good menstrual hygiene management.
*Due to COVID, MHDay 2021 looks a little different for D.R.E.W. Projects.
This year, we will only provide feminine hygiene kits to drop-in centers in L.A, and will resume our normal events in 2022.