1 in 5 American people who menstruate have missed school because they did not have access to menstrual products, such as pads and tampons. An article from Forbes outlines the different industries geared towards menstrual hygiene, and discusses the effects of period poverty in America.
Period Corpus Christi is a local chapter of the non-profit organization, Period. The Menstrual Movement. Period is all about ending period poverty, and they use donations of funds and supplies to educate communities on menstrual health and period poverty, and to create "period packs" - bundles of menstrual hygiene products - to deliver to shelters and other areas they're needed. Our local chapter, run by Ashley Arevalo, has recently partnered with Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi's Islander Feminists Club to get approval and funding for free menstrual hygiene products in the public restrooms at the university.
Blood Orange is an orange tea blend with fruit, berries, and a hint of cinnamon! Available in loose-leaf tea, jelly, shortbread cookies (not pictured), bath bombs, soaps, and scented candles, 10% of the proceeds from each Blood Orange product will go straight to Period Corpus Christi to aid them in serving our community and fulfilling their mission!