After doing some work to help a local food pantry we learned that one of the most critical needs in our community, and others across the nation, is feminine hygiene products. The need is especially
great because tampons and pads are not covered by food stamp programs. What really shocked us is that women and girls miss work and school because they don't have the supplies they need. And we wanted to help. "Girls Helping Girls. Period." was supposed to be a fun name for a party we would throw that would help us collect products as a one-time deal. But the response was CRAZY! And we haven't stopped since then. Our mission is to donate a year's supply of products to every friend we help because let's face it, if your family is struggling to make ends meet... a box of products is wonderful, but a year's supply, is a true gift. If you'd like to learn how to make a difference in your community, click here!
WHAT WE DO
In the US menstrual hygiene items can cost $75-$125 a year. GHGP collects unopened boxes of products and distributes them to people in need, through food pantries, schools systems and outreach programs.
We take your generous donations and package them into one year supplies and distribute to our partner organizations and their clients.
Basic Necessities + Your Help = Love
This problem needs recognition from anyone. It’s not just about girls helping girls, it’s everyone helping each other.
-Quinn Joy, GHG.P. Co-Founder
Girls Helping Girls. Period. is a volunteer effort started by two sisters from New Jersey. Emma and Quinn and their family have always been active in volunteer work. In fact, GHG.P. started as a limited campaign of the girls' first volunteer group, Small Acts.
GHG.P. took on a life of its own when the girls were 17 and 13 and decided to throw a neighborhood party and asked all the guests to bring a box of pads or tampons as a "gift" they would donate. Not only did their friends bring donations, but word spread, an article was written and within a few weeks the family's house was filled with boxes! It really was so easy to inspire people (who were, quite frankly, shocked that the products are not covered by food stamps) that many friends offered to throw parties, businesses offered to exchange services for donations and very soon the very best thing happened. Not only were the girls doing great work, but they were inspiring others to do the same, which is the driving principle behind their original volunteer group. If you'd like to read more about the girls' work, check out this. Or this.
WHO WE ARE