Go With The Flow was created after discovering that school budget restrictions did not allot for an adequate supply of menstrual hygiene products to students, and the limited supply that was available, was often provided at the expense of school staff. An even more troubling find however, was learning about the different ways students themselves would offset their need by making makeshift pads and tampons from socks, towels, toilet paper, or other miscellaneous items; rationing out the items they had which meant extending their use and subsequently, increasing the possibility of getting infections; or not attending school at all.
In its first five months, Go With The Flow has provided over 3,000 period packs to seven school districts. When the school year begins in August, we aim to expand into additional districts to provide these essential items to even more students. Because Menstruation Should Not Stop Education. Period. The support of the community is and remains crucial to the work that we do. We therefore invite you to join us in our first official fundraiser to help us prepare for the 2018-2019 school year!
Along with providing all of the supplies you need to make your own Georgia O’Keefe inspired painting, there will be a mimosa bar and light goodies to snack on. As a bonus, any donation of a menstrual hygiene item you bring will get you one ticket into our amazing raffle! This event is open to both men and women so grab your partner, family, and friends and come spend your Saturday morning with Go With The Flow painting for a cause!