During the COVID-19 pandemic, an increasing number of people have struggled to get period products and are worried about their ability to afford them in the future.
This has been driven by multiple factors including:
- Reduced access to stores
- Increased short term consumption
- Supply shortages
- Increased demand in foodbanks and other relief organizations
- Increased unemployment and financial hardships.1
Always® has been helping address this need by producing and shipping pads to stores as fast as we can and by donating them to those most-in-need and healthcare workers through our charity partners.
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- Always US donated more than 10 million periodproducts and additional funds to Feeding America,PERIOD, and Matthew:25 Ministries.
- Always Canada donated pads as part of personalhygiene kits distributed by Global Medic.
- Always donated more than 7.9 million pads andadditional funds to the International Federationof Red Cross (IFRC) and local NGOs across Turkey,Portugal, Spain, France, Russia, Ukraine, Poland,UK, Switzerland, Israel and Romania.
- Always Brazil donated pads as part of personalhygiene kits distributed to healthcare workers.They also donated funds to support women-ledCOVID-19 research.
- Always Panama, Guatemala and Costa Ricadonated pads to United Way.
- Always Peru donated pads to World Vision.
- Always Chile donated pads to Red de Alimentos,a local NGO.
- Always Mexico donated pads to the Cruz RojaMexicana to support healthcare workers.
ASIA, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA
- Whisper India donated more than 1.5 million padsacross India, including donations to localgovernments, municipalities and frontline workers.
- Whisper China donated products to healthcareworkers in Wuhan hospitals and Hubei femalemedical workers.
- Always Kenya donated pads to their local Ministryof Health and AMREF, an organization supportingvulnerable girls.
- Whisper Singapore & Philippines donated pads tolocal healthcare workers.
1Glocalities COVID-19 Study, April-May 2020, (online quantitative research, national representative sample of 18-70 yrs, UK n=1030, US n=1007).