Period Poverty | Sponsor a Waste Free Period Pack to a School in New Zealand

Closed Cause page created in the Kiwi Kids category by Kimberli Schuitman for My Cup NZ


$1,240 donated
Given by 32 generous donors in 2 years
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Your donation of $25.00 will buy one Waste Free Period Pack for a student at a school in NZ. We can only do this with your support!

  Nationwide

My Cup is a Social Enterprise helping to alleviate period poverty by the sale and distribution of Menstrual Cups with their buy-one-give-one model. So far MyCup has donated over 4500 cups to at risk communities in NZ.

For every $25.00 raised MyCup can supply 1 Waste Free Period Pack to a school at cost. Our packs contain 1 teen menstrual cup, 2 reusable pads, 5 miltons tablets in a cotton bag with a full set of instructions for use. We also offer a 0800 help line for anyone who has questions.

Our dream is that every 14-15 year old in NZ is gifted one of our Waste Free Period Packs. Gifting a Waste Free Period Pack can be life-changing for some young people who are rolling up newspaper inside socks to make pads and missing sport as they are just too embarrassed. We need to be the first country in the world to address this and gift our future generation gender equality and empowerment.

We know that menstrual cups and reusable pads are not the only answer for tackling this national problem but they are one answer for those who are interested in a long term solution, a solution that helps them for at least 10 years. Owning a menstrual cup and reusable pads can save the humiliation of dependency on donated tampons and pads and the embarrassment of missing school, work or sports activities. We already know how excited the students get when they know they are getting one of these packs. It is the gift of freedom.

My Cup currently works with Community Partners all over NZ to distribute cups with education to those in the greatest need. MyCup prides itself in the relationships it makes, how it collaborates with the communities it serves and in providing high quality, world class NZ Made products for its programs. We want to change the world we live in by providing good education, show that collaborations are key to the success of community growth and that anything is possible if we work together.

Kimberli Schuitman's involvement (page creator)

I am the founder of Social Enterprise MyCup NZ. I would like to raise funds to be able to supply Waste Free Period Packs to schools in New Zealand

Use of funds

The money will be used to fund Waste Free Period Packs to schools at cost. For every $20.00 donated we can sponsor 1 pack to a school.

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First 18 Packs have been sent out!  5 February 2019

Posted by: Kimberli Schuitman

Our first 18 Waste Free Period packs have gone up to be distributed to Schools in Tauranga! Our amazing Community Partner Julie Gilligan has inspired donations for this cause and we are very excited to get these packs out with education. Please check out one of our new videos which accompany these packs in the link above. These videos are key to gaining knowledge on reusable menstrual products

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Latest donations

Angela
Angela on 26 Apr 2019
Great initiative, and great product for all women. Wish this was around 30 years ago!
$100
Jessica
Jessica on 27 Jan 2019
I love my menstrual cup - so very happy to donate a kit to a NZ teenager who faces period poverty.
$20
Phoebe
Phoebe on 09 Jan 2019
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Caryne
Caryne on 26 Dec 2018
Wonderful cause!! Shame there's a service fee via Givealittle
$100
Liana
Liana on 26 Dec 2018
So happy to see reusable products being given to teens!
$60

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