We are so excited to kick off our 2021 RMCC Gives initiative by raising funds in January and February for Period Kits Denver! We spoke with the founder, Geoff Davis, and learned more about this wonderful organization and what we can all do to help.
Tell us briefly about Period Kits and how it started. Period Kits started out after a conversation with a friend who didn’t have the best of upbringing. She talked about having food and tampons in her hand and putting the food back because she couldn’t afford both.
What drew you to be involved with Period Kits’ mission? I founded this organization on the very simple principle that no human being should have to choose between food and tampons.
What specifically will donations go toward? Donations cover the cost of products. 100 % volunteer led organization. Every kit contains 40 tampons, 20 pads, 20 liners, 6 pairs of underwear and a package of hygiene wipes. We distribute over 300 kits a month but have a waitlist of agencies needing kits. The waitlist totals over 400 kits a month that we don’t have the capacity to handle.
Share a story that stands out to you. We received an email from a 28 yr old single mother of two kids under 3. She said that every month she bought diapers and stole tampons and prayed she didn’t get caught. We helped her out with product for a year.
What is the best way for people to help into the future? (Volunteering, donating, etc.) All of the above. LOL. Money is always the preference, being a tax exempt organization means that our dollars will go further at the store than others. Truth is we always need help with product, delivering product and building kits. Especially since COVID 19 we lost our ability to have public kit building events.
What do you see for the future of your organization in the next year or so? GLOBAL DOMINATION, lol. Future of Period Kits is to be a national organization that distributes products and focuses on education around period poverty. People need to understand that this is not an “over there” issue. This is an issue in Denver, in Colorado and in America.
We hope you will join us in donating to Period Kits!
ABOUT RMCC GIVES: We’re celebrating our 40th anniversary by giving back through our #RMCCGives initiative! We will spend 2021 supporting six nonprofits nominated by our brokers. Stay tuned as we highlight each organization every two months and spend the time supporting their worthy causes. Want to find out how you can get involved? Contact us!
Read more about RMCC Gives on RISMedia’s Featured News HERE