Spread the Message

I want to talk to you ladies about something that I think we tend to take it for granted. Yes it comes around once a month, usually, it causes cramping, bloating, mood swings, general feelings of ickiness. We pop a few pain relievers, use whatever method you use to stop the flow and then go about our day. However, I want to bring something to your attention about the method that you use to stop your flow. Some women in our world do not have the access to either a tampon or a pad. Some girls who are attending school unfortunately have to sit out that week simply because they can't afford a tampon and it is just easier to stay at home, it is less embarassing. Can you imagine if you had to stay at home for the entire week of your period, miss out on learning, just because you couldn't afford tampons or pads that week?

The tampon maker, o.b. is teaming up by starting a Facebook campaign to raise awareness and money for the organization called Huru International on behalf of these items that I think we tend to take for granted. Since 2008, Huru has campaigned for these women and aided them by putting together kits that include eight sanitary reusable pads, three pairs of underwear, detergant-grade soap to wash the reusable pads, re-sealable, waterproof bag to keep the pads in when not in use and information about HIV/AIDS prevention. These kits cost only $25 for each girl and their goal is to raise $25,000 
so 1000 Huru kits can be distributed. 

It is easy for you to help o.b. and Huru out. All you have to do is to share this campaign on Facebook, and then o.b. is give $1 to Huru to help them towards their goal. Want to help spread the message and provide girls in other countries something you take for granted? Then go to o.b.'s Facebook page and click on their Outreach tab. Go to their Facebook page to start and click on the share link on the lower left hand. You can share this important campaign on your Facebook wall, a friend's wall, as a message to any friend, as a group message. Once you click share, you will be asked to select the state you live in, check the mark saying you agree to their terms and conditions, then click the pink click to share tab and helps spread the word!
Will you do that for me, help spread the word? Thanks a ton! xoxo, Meg

"I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of o.b. and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate."

14 comments:

Ashley said...

What a wonderful cause. I didn't even think twice before sharing this link. Thanks for sharing it with us here.

P.S. Thanks for the facebook add :)
you can check out my facebook etsy page as well (http://www.facebook.com/pages/LifeGetsCrafty-Etsy/131590090278994). I'll be adding some more items soon!

Have a great weekend!

Joelle said...

Wow, what a great campaign! It's definitely something that we hate here, but definitely take for granted how easy we really have it. Thanks so much for bringing this to my attention. I'll sign up on FB as soon as I get home today, and donate what I can.

You rock lady! Thanks for being so awesome!

xoxo,
Joelle

Emily said...

Wow, that is a great campaign! It is so unfortunate that some people don't have the items available to them that we take almost for granted. it almost kills me inside knowing the whole world doesn't have the things we, in america, have.

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

What a great cause! It is amazing how easy it is to take the simplest things for granted!

Erin said...

That breaks my heart....how awful. This is such a beautiful cause!

Jenn :D said...

Thank you for sharing...It's so important to do all that we can. I think all too often people forget how much they really have. :)

Maegan said...

Such a wonderful cause. But sad that it is needed at all. I'll help!

Stephanie said...

I had no idea! I'm heading on over now to FB! Thanks for sharing!

Hope you have a great weekend! XOXO

The Presutti's said...

I just shared! Thanks for sharing!

Lori said...

this is a great cause. i'm headed over to their facebook page right now. thanks for sharing :)

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Stesha said...

Meg! 1. your such a great person. 2. I came across this a few summers ago, I have exchange students come to lifeguard for me for a summer and they didnt know what a tampon or pad was. They refused to get in the water, (not optional when lifeguarding) I came to realize they had no idea what i was speaking about. I had to provide them and explain how to use them. It was truely an experience.

CALLIE said...

What a fabulous cause!!!

KDC Events said...

What a great cause. It really makes you think about how good we have it here huh?!

BeckyJo606 said...

You are so right Meg! Periods are something that most of us DREAD every month, but we have it so much better than so many others in the world!