#HappyPeriod: A Social Movement Providing Menstrual Hygeine Kits

#HappyPeriod is a social movement of girlfriends providing menstrual hygiene kits. Their initiative supports anyone that is homeless, low-income, and/or living in poverty. Including LGBT, non-binary, teens, veterans, and disabled.

#HappyPeriod was founded by Chelsea VonChaz and her Mother, Cherryl Warner. The idea behind the initiative came to Chelsea after witnessing a homeless woman crossing the street, wearing blood stained undergarments. After some research and talking to a representative of an organization that services the homeless, she learned that pads and tampons are rarely donated and not required to be included in any shelter's operations budget. Using social media to spread awareness on the initiative, Chelsea and her friends put on the first #HappyPeriod gathering on February 8, 2015, passing out kits in the Skidrow area of Downtown Los Angeles.

25% of proceeds from the International Women's Day sale will go to support the #HappyPeriod organization!