Greenville, South Carolina- August 20, 2021- The Homeless Period Project was awarded a $1,000 grant through The Starbucks Foundation’s Neighborhood Grants program which supports grassroots, community-led nonprofit organizations through catalytic investments in the form of small grants. Through this unique program, The Starbucks Foundation invites Starbucks partners (employees) to nominate a local organization in their community. This grant to the Homeless Period Project was made by the Starbucks Foundation as part of its commitment to addressing critical needs in communities across the United States and Canada.
In 2019, Thinx and PERIOD teamed up to release the first State of the Period report. They found that one in five teens had experienced period poverty. Their second study was released in May 2021 and they found that Covid-19 had only made the problem worse. Of the 1,010 teenagers they spoke to, 23% said they’ve struggled to afford period products and 16% said that they’ve chosen to buy period products over food or clothes as a result of the pandemic. “The grant to the Homeless Period Project will be used to provide menstrual hygiene products to those in need locally in Upstate, South Carolina and throughout the nation. We’re proud to have been nominated for and selected as a recipient of this generous grant from The Starbucks Foundation and our local Starbucks partners”, said Laurie Rovin, Interim Chief Executive Director of The Homeless Period Project.
The Homeless Period Project is dedicated to changing the world one community at a time by creating awareness and delivering menstrual hygiene to those in need.
The Homeless Period Project is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides menstrual hygiene products to those in need while educating and advocating to end the stigma of menstruation.
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