BOSTON, May 28, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Today, Menstrual Hygiene Day, TOP the organic project (TOP) announced a partnership with the Cushman Neal Family, Denver Public Schools and Red Equity to offer organic period products, more of which than 4,800 women and girls in the greater Denver area will benefit. This partnership aims to ensure that menstrual people in need do not have to worry about access to safe, healthy and environmentally friendly products for their period.
The donation builds on an announcement by the Denver Public Schools in January to offer students free products for the period. In recognition of the efforts of Senator Faith Winter, Rep. Leslie Herod, and Rep. Brianna Titone to offer free period products to high school students in Colorado, 77,000 TOP organic period products will be shipped to Denver Public Schools and Jefferson County Public Schools for the 2021-2022 school year . The Neal Cushman family’s product donation enables Denver Public Schools to improve access to period products in their schools and build on their efforts.
“We are so proud to partner with generous donors like the Cushman Neal Family who work to end poverty,” said Denielle Finkelstein, co-founder of TOP. “To make this possible for all girls and women, we donate our products to other local non-profit organizations and organizations for every purchase made. TOP is also donating a total of 425,000 products across the country in honor of Menstrual Hygiene Day, for the compounding effects we can all make together.”
The Cushman Neal Family also helped the Food Bank of Evergreen purchase 18,000 TOP period products in March. With this latest contribution to Denver Public Schools and Red Equity, the total number of TOP products made available to organizations in the Denver area will increase to 108,000, affecting more than 6,700 women and girls in 2021.
“Women experience period insecurity every day that blocks them from work, school, and access to their dreams,” said Diane Cushman Neal, donor. “I am proud to work with TOP to ensure that all women can live with dignity and without shame or stigma. And I know that the products I donate are good for both a woman’s body and the earth. “
Period poverty is a growing problem in the United States, with the recent COVID pandemic making access to hygiene products even more difficult for many. The financial burden, limited access to products and the rise in product prices put girls and women at risk. With national food brands not covering feminine hygiene products, marginalized communities can suffer huge losses. Therefore, donations are essential to ensure everyone has access to the products they need.
“The TOP partnership with the Cushman Neal Family and Red Equity is an important step in eliminating period poverty,” said Rep. Leslie Herod. “Together we raise awareness and work to ensure that every girl and every person has the opportunity to master every challenge and at the same time become the best version of themselves. This can only be achieved through the dignity of never foregoing menstrual products that are good for our health and the environment. “
“Menstrual inequality is an overlooked and very serious problem,” commented MP Brianna Titone. “This collaboration ensures that students who do not have access to period products are no longer forced to skip school due to a lack of safe alternatives. The TOP donation has a huge impact on the lives of all menstruating people in the Denver area. ”
About TOP the organic project
TOP the organic project is an emerging, women-run menstrual product company that educates and empowers women to make better decisions about the products they consume and how they affect their bodies and the environment. TOP offers hypoallergenic tampons and pads made from 100% organic plant-based cotton with a give-back model promoting menstrual poverty awareness in the US and is working to improve access to better menstrual products in all communities. To work with TOP to end period poverty in your community, visit www.toporganicproject.com or contact Ellen Cynar, Director of CSR and Brand Partnerships at TOP, [email protected]
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