Friday, September 25, 2009

Goods 4 Girls

I confess that I am annoyed every time I hear the perky woman on the kotex ad say "have a happy period!" because you know, I sure never did when I used their products. I am offended when Always brand boasts that they are donating to poor girls in Africa who are missing school because of their periods. How nice of them, they donate and help a girl once...but how long does one package of disposable pads last? And then that girl is back where she started: out of school during her period.

Enter Goods 4 Girls:

(click on the picture to go directly to their site)

Now you can donate CLOTH pads to girls in Africa! Of course some areas do not have sufficient water available to be able to wash the pads, so the organization does their research and only donates pads in areas where there is an adequate water supply.

LilBees is joining with many other etsians in donating to G4G, and now you can participate! For every pad you purchase to donate, I will not only ship it directly, I will also give you 10% off any other item in my shop. Karma really does come back around!

G4G also accepts monetary donations (information is available on their site).


  1. Wow, how great of an idea. I can't imagine...
    We take so much for granted

  2. Wouldn't cloth be better than disposables that take forever to disintegrate anyway? What kind of garbage disposal systems do they have in those areas of Africa where a girl is missing school because of her period?
    This sounds like a neat program.


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