Hey Girls Helps UK Girls via Buy One Give One, but how does it work?
Here at Hey Girls HQ, we’ve pledged to tackle period poverty in the UK and although we are relatively new in the femcare scene, we’re on track to support girls and women UK wide. Just in the last 12 months, we have donated over 2.4 million products.
When you purchase our products online, from a supermarket or from one of our many independent eco stores, you buy one for a UK girl or women in need too. It works on a location basis, so that our products are widely available across diverse communities in the UK – so for instance, buying your products in an Asda in Edinburgh will ensure that deliveries reach one of our donation partners in communities in Edinburgh.
There are over 200 donation partners that we work with who ensure that our products are received and given to girls and women who need a little extra help this month. Our wonderful donation partners include community organisations, home shelters, food banks, and charities. (we’ve popped a list at the bottom so you can see some of our partners).
Our partners provide an open and friendly environment where women and girls can freely pick up their needed products. Some partners extend their services to provide education to alleviate the stigma and taboos around menstruation, or a safe zone to discuss any issues relating to periods.
Here at Hey Girls we’ve created a variety of products available to suit everyone’s needs. However free does not mean low quality – we take great pride in delivery sustainable products; from bio-degradable day pads made from bamboo and corn fibre, to 100% organic tampons, or medical grade re-usable cups; it’s a combination of high levels of comfort with an environmental conscious. So you see, there’s something for everyone!
Since we have launched, we have supported and donated over 22 regions, with 2.4 million menstrual products through our ‘Buy One Give One ’ strategy.
What’s next? Our ambitious goal is to eradicate period poverty in the UK, so we must continue to provide our products and to reach geographical areas that we haven’t covered yet. We’re also working with donation partners to tackle the stigma of periods through a range of My Period workshops in schools, youth groups, and women’s centres.
We believe that no one should be left without period products, so if you know of any communities or groups that are without, why not drop us an email so you can help us reach out to them!