Boise’s Period Project Working to Support Local Women
If there's one thing that I will always say about Boise, it's that this city of ours (and the entire Treasure Valley for that matter) has a way of just taking care of itself. It's no secret that this community, time and time again, comes out to support charity efforts and community initiatives simply because it's the Boise way. People here WANT to help and WANT us all to succeed--and for that, I'll be forever grateful.
I was scrolling through social media this afternoon when I came across the Boise Period Project-- a local charity that I've known nothing about until now and decided I really want to highlight. We're just coming off of National Women's Day and it was great seeing SO MANY PEOPLE post up online about the powerful and influential women in their lives...but once the day is over: what's next? The Boise Period Project is just one example of an effort that keeping the "looking out for women", going.
Founded locally, this organization or project, if you will, gathers menstrual hygiene products (tampons, pads, liners, underwear, wipes, and hand sanitizer) and packs them up into reusable bags that then get distributed to local low income resource centers. Women need these products and as a man myself, I'll NEVER understand that need--but it doesn't mean I (or any other men for that matter) should overlook a need that we can't really "relate to".
If you're interested in learning more, donating, or helping-- I would really encourage you to check out their website that you can find, HERE.