1 in 4 people with periods have missed school or work because they can’t afford the period products they need. And it’s happening right here, in Philadelphia. 

No More Secrets MBS, a 501c3 organization, is working to put an end to period poverty in Philadelphia. With just $7 you can cover the cost of period supplies for one cycle. Because a period shouldn't make anyone feel powerless. 

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Debra

People feel as though you're not struggling because of the way you look.
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What is Period Poverty?

Period poverty is when someone is not able to access or afford period products like pads and tampons. When people don't have access to running water or toilets, the effects of period poverty can get worse.   

 

Living in period poverty may mean:   

Missing school, work, or job interviews

Suffering from high levels of anxiety and depression

Running away from homes/placement

Using unhealthy alternatives to period products

Having to choose between buying groceries or paying bills and buying period products

Andrea

Sometimes I only have $10,
and I need diapers and pads,
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No one should have to use this as a pad...

Period

Without period products, people use other items such as rags, newspapers, socks, and even plastic bags. Using these items can lead to health problems such as UTIs and bacterial vaginosis (an overgrowth of bacteria). Your donation can help make sure this doesn't happen.

POWER A PERIOD
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Power a Period

100% of your donations go to ending period poverty. See how your donations can directly fund pads, tampons, and hygiene products for people in Philadelphia.

Donate directly to No More Secrets MBS  through PayPal. You will be redirected to Paypal when you use the button below. 

$7

1 month of period products

$21

3 months of period products

$30

1 reusable menstrual cup

 

Emelinda

Your period is an emotoinal thing
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Lynette Medley founded No More Secrets Mind Body Spirit Inc, alongside her daughter Nya McGlone in 2012 with the goal of ending period poverty in Philadelphia. Before the start of COVID-19, the organization delivered 3-month supplies of menstrual products to around 80 people each week. Now they are at nearly 300.   

 

In addition to deliveries, the mother-daughter duo have opened the world's first menstrual hub, the SPOT Period, providing menstrual health education and resources to the community. 

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No More Secrets MBS has also been recognized as Best of Philly's 2021 Wellness Organization.  

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Lynette Medley

It's not just happening in other countries; it's happening in our own backyard.

Marcela & Imani

I never thought I wouldn't be able to buy my daughter the period supplies she needs.