Who does the Period Project serve?
Whether you're a teacher, administrator, healthcare organization, social services provider, or community leader, you've seen the need for access to menstrual products.
Period Poverty exists in North Dakota, and the NDWN is doing our part to ensure that access to these necessities are distributed, free of charge, to those who need them.
The NDWN appreciates your patience in processing and delivery requests for Period Projects. All products have been donated, thus the availability of certain items may vary.
How do I organize a product donation drive or Period Pack event in my community?
Please email email@example.com for information.
What Items are Available?
The North Dakota Period Project, an initiative of the Network’s Youth Action Council, is aimed at taking a stand against the stigmas and inequities surrounding menstruation. This project encompasses a series of activities, awareness campaigns, advocacy work, and activism. Since its creation in September 2021, the ND Period Project has assembled and distributed over 1,100 period packs to schools and organizations across the state.
In 2022 the North Dakota Women’s Network was named one of 50 Period Heroes in 50 States by Always. As part of the recognition, NDWN received a donation of 50,000 menstrual pads.
Currently the following items are available for distribution:
How can I help the Period Project?
Donate Menstrual Products
- The NDWN is always open for donations of menstrual products. Tampons, pads, and pantyliners should be provided in unopened boxes. Individually wrapped products are best. All bodies have different needs, so we try to provide a variety of product sizes and absorbency levels.
- For Period Packs, we ask for opaque (not see-through) zippered bags/pencil cases. Homemade items are fine!
- The NDWN office is located in Bismarck. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a drop-off time, or stop by our office!
- You can host a Period Project and Period Pack event in your community! Organize a donation drive for menstrual products and NDWN will help you plan a packing day event for folks to come together to assemble Period Packs.
- In order to distribute these products across the state, we often need volunteers who have some extra space in their trunk to deliver products in other cities and areas. If you're a frequent road-tripper, let us know!
- Period Poverty exists in North Dakota. NDWN has been working on initiatives such as eliminating the Tampon Tax and other policies that address the lack of affordable, accessible menstrual products in our state. Write a letter to the editor. Reach out to your lawmakers. Discuss Period Poverty within your networks.
Your donation to NDWN allows us to replenish our stock of available menstrual products, organize donation drives and Period Pack assembly events, advocate for policies that will help alleviate Period Poverty, and--someday--hire a coordinator dedicated to running the Period Project!