Hoboken Girl ‘s Period Poverty Fundraiser Garners Over 5,000 in Period Supplies

We want to say a special thank you to Eiko for reaching out to us and initiating the period drive fundraiser collaboration.

From October 10th to October 30th, you all donated new boxes of pads, tampons, and hygiene products to help combat those affected by period poverty. All items will be donated via The Flow Initiative to those in need in the area. To date, we raised over 5,000 period supplies for locals as part of this drive.

Most people may not know it, but period poverty is happening in our backyards. In Hudson County alone, a study found that approximately 30% of local students in high school, Jersey City specifically, have missed school because of a lack of access to supplies during their periods {study done by The Flow Initiative} with almost 20% experiencing the same nationwide. For this reason, local resident Eiko La Boria founded The Flow Initiative, a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect all girls, women, and menstruators from a lack of access to period products while erasing the stigma, shame, and humiliation associated with period poverty.

We would also like to thank the local business in Hoboken and Jersey City who offered their space as a drop-off location for donations; the Hoboken Fire Department, JaneDO Hoboken, Little City Books Hoboken, Brooke + Bel Hoboken, Two01 Hoboken, Mint Market Hoboken + Jersey City, and Word Bookstore Jersey City.

In honor of the period product drive coming to a close, we have rounded up some photos of donated products, and those who went above and beyond to contribute to local period poverty. Special thanks to everyone who donated to our cause, including the Hoboken Police Department + Hoboken Fire Departments, as well as dozens of incredible readers.

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^ Jordan + Joelle from team HG who spearheaded the initiative

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^ Sabrina Browne fundraised money to purchase over 1,000 period products and dropped them off at a Hoboken Firehouse drop off location

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Victoria is HG's Editorial Assistant. She is a fourth-generation Hoboken native, BNR in the Mile Square, and Jersey City. Through playing softball in town for fourteen years, playing the trumpet for the Hoboken High School Redwings Band, and graduating from New Jersey City University, these two cities have a special place in her heart. When she isn’t Style Assisting or volunteering at Symposia Bookstore, Hoboken Fire Museum/Hoboken Historical Museum, she’s exploring everything the Concrete Jungle has to offer. You can catch her at art exhibitions, local festivities, traveling, diving into a new book, thrifting, or indulging in some form of arts and crafts.