This fund is the brainchild of Emily from Raising Ziggy and Kimberli from MyCup NZ. We are working together with brands to make reusable menstrual products accessible for everyone.
Currently we are planning a HUGE national fundraiser for the weekend of the 22/23rd June 2019. The “Fill-a-bag” fundraiser will raise funds to keep this mahi going. If you are interested in helping at this fundraiser please let us know.
Over the course of a lifetime of periods a person can spend an average of $3000 – $9000 on disposable menstrual products. If they are not able to afford these products, they must ask for help, over and over, every single month. This can be soul destroying for those who live on the poverty line. These products are not only in unsustainable on a community level, they are also polluting our environment. Disposable Period products can take 500-800 years to break down in landfill when exposed to the right conditions, however modern day landfills are fundamentally anaerobic meaning little air and no water gets in, so nothing breaks down.
The biggest question is: “Why don’t more people use reusable products like menstrual cups, cloth pads and period underwear?”
One of the biggest barriers to accessing reusable menstrual products is cost. The initial setup cost is a barrier for many people, and depending on which product you prefer to use, can mean that access is just not possible.
That’s where “The Good Fund” comes in. It is here to help those who cannot access these products. Its mahi is to reimburse up to 50% of the cost of reusable menstrual products to those that just cannot afford to invest in the future of their period.
Initially Emily raised some money at the “Fill-a-bag” event she created to raise funds for this initiative. Unbelievably the fund was access by over 50 people in two weeks and we are now looking for people to help us to grow this fund to help more people.
How can you help?
If you are keen to donate the bank account for the fund is: 02-0316-0538990-010. Every dollar donated to the fund will help someone access a pack.
If you are keen to buy a pack, a percentage of all sales goes back into the fund. The packs you can buy are below!
We are also looking for other brands to get in touch with us to be a part of this mahi, we are stronger together!
Wanna ask us a question?
Please email us at email@example.com and we would love to hear how you can help us!