HAPPY AUGUST, EVERYONE!
I am excited to share that we have had another tremendous month working to alleviate period poverty in San Diego—collecting donations, having packing parties, assembling Dignity Bags, and distributing much-needed feminine hygiene products to women in need.
UPDATES: July bought a series of awesome events and a few new collaborations with our generous community.
The House of Plants in Chula Vista hosted an amazing packing party. There, surrounded by succulents and cacti, we packed over eighty Dignity Bags full of L Menstrual Products that will be distributed later in the summer. Thanks so much to everyone that came out and helped—what a fabulous effort!
L Menstrual Products generously donated their
SDSU Circle K began a new and exciting partnership with Fulfilling Destiny. We look forward to seeing our relationship develop and grow.
MORE UPDATES: We are also excited to announce that we have a new video project in the works! This video will focus on the numerous aspects of experiencing period poverty. Our hope is that this video will empower and instill a sense of urgency in viewers, inspiring them to join this all-important movement.
UPCOMING EVENTS: I am happy to share that we have several upcoming events this August—we would love to see you there:
Clairemont Family Fun Day – August 3, 2019;
Kobey’s Swap Meet Non-Profit Day – August 17 @7AM-3PM;
Healthy Happy Summer Packing Party – August 23, 2019;
Healthy Happy Distribution Drive – August 24, 2019.
A LITTLE LEGAL UPDATE: Here at Fulfilling Destiny we are very aware of the high cost of feminine hygiene products, and we understand the burden and worry these prices cause for many women. Therefore, we are excited to see Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia’s new bill, AB31. This bill would repeal California’s “tampon tax.”
LINKS: There are so many people doing amazing work in the name of destigmatizing menstruation. Join us in supporting our fellow activists and change-makers:
-“7 activists in 7 countries who want to strip menstruation of stigma”
-“Welcome to Menstrualand, the world’s
Link: https://www.thelily.com/welcome-to-menstrualand-the-worlds-first- period-theme-park/
-“Meet The Women Working On The Front Lines To Destigmatize Your Period”
COME HELP: If you are interested in being a part of the movement to eliminate period poverty in our San Diego community—helping homeless women and girls experience their periods with dignity—then please reach out! We would love to have you as part of our passionate and dedicated team. Together we can make a difference, together we can lift each other up and create a more equitable, just, and safe environment for all!!
OUR WHY: The smallest changes can have the most profound impact. Fulfilling Destiny allows the opportunity to make immediate and recognizable differences in the community. We are working with dignity and purpose, bettering lives one woman at a time.
TAKEAWAY: As an organization, Fulfilling Destiny, feels passionate about alleviating the stigma surrounding periods and women’s hygiene. We believe women should never feel humiliated, embarrassed, or uncomfortable about what they are experiencing—all woman, regardless of where they come from, who they are, or what they have —deserve to feel confident and empowered. We strive to create communities where women feel powerful, confident, supported, and uninhibited.
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