Alliance for Period Supplies Is Rebranding!

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1 in 4 Women Have Struggled to Purchase Period Products in the Past Year Due to Lack of Income.

Alliance for Period Supplies is a national organization working to ensure that individuals in need have access to essential period products required to participate fully in daily life. With your support, and that of our founding sponsor U by Kotex®, we are improving lives.

Period Poverty Awareness Week
May 24-30, 2021

The Alliance for Period Supplies created Period Poverty Awareness Week to educate on the issue period poverty and the impact period poverty has on menstruators.

We encourage everyone to join the movement by taking the pledge to help #endperiodpoverty -- start a conversation about period poverty, host a virtual product drive, donate to the Alliance for Period Supplies or a local program, or do one of many other things, from right at home.

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It Starts with You

Too many individuals living in poverty are unable to access the basic products required to manage their menstrual health.

There is a simple solution...join with the Alliance for Period Supplies, our Allied Programs, and our founding sponsor U by Kotex®, and help get period products to individuals in need.

Starting a Period Supply Bank

Are you interested in starting a period supply program or currently run a program that collects & distributes period supplies? Fill out this application and our team will be in touch soon with more information and next steps.

General inquiries can be sent to

U.S. Conference on Poverty and Basic Needs
October 20-22, 2021

Bring your voice and join us to collaborate and support efforts to end period poverty, address menstrual equity, and eliminate period stigma in the U.S.

Due to ongoing health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference was held virtually as the U.S. Conference on Poverty and Basic Needs in October 2020. A review of the 2020 conference schedule is available here.

This year's national conference is being planned as a combination in-person and virtual event to be held in Orlando October 20 – 22, 2021.  We will determine the safety of holding an in-person conference based upon the best available health information available. The decision is expected to be made in June 2021. 

Read these articles.

  • SLU Study: Menstrual Hygiene Needs Unmet for Low-Income St. Louis Women

    Kuhlmann’s study found that nearly two-thirds of the women her team surveyed and interviewed were unable to afford menstrual hygiene supplies like pads or tampons at some point during the previous year, and 21 percent of women lacked supplies on a monthly basis. Photo by Diane Chatman

  • Republican or Democrat - We Can All Agree On Axing the Tampon Tax | Opinion

    In most states menstrual products are not sales tax-exempt, a category primarily reserved for food, prescription medications, and other “necessities of life.”

Together We Can Improve Lives!

Alliance for Period Supplies invites you to learn more about "period poverty" and join efforts throughout the country to fix it. 

Click on the snapshots below to learn more about our mission, our work, our supporters, and how you can get involved!

Period Supplies Matter

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"In addition to schools, Helping Women Period works with distribution partners that serve homeless and low-income people. Those organizations are finding that they are using less toilet paper, because it isn’t being used as a substitute for period supplies. The organization is big on making sure that people have the appropriate product to meet their needs."

Helping Women Period
Lansing, MI
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"Working with Go With the Flow evokes mixed emotions for Presley. Learning about #periodpoverty focused her attention on larger issues of poverty and the struggles that so many students face. But the volunteers her. 'It’s definitely inspirational to be part of something that when people find out about it they want to do something,' she said."

Go With The Flow
Phoenix, AZ
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"When [Ashley Eubanks] spoke with organizations that served homeless people, she found that though they all reported a tremendous need for period supplies, they almost never received donations of those items. With a birthday approaching, Ashley decided to throw herself a party where all the guests were asked to bring pads or tampons in lieu of a gift."

The Beauty Initiative
Fort Lauderdale, FL

We Would Love to Hear From You

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