Kind words from near and far.
Gedakina would like to thank you for the Moon bags and supplies. They came at a time when Covid -19 had closed down everything for us. Every place was closed down, many reservations in Maine do not have stores on the reservation, so getting to a store for supplies was difficult. Thank you to the Kwek Society for all of your help!
~ Judy Dow, Executive Director, Gedakina
Sometimes the lack of enough hygiene supplies kept students from attending school regularly. We are grateful that the Kwek Society has given the young women in our district the confidence and security they need to be successful at school.
~ Dr. April Grace, Shawnee Schools
We live over 75 miles to the nearest town and having the products at school are so beneficial and easy for the students to access. During the pandemic we deliver the supplies when we deliver daily meals. The girls are so thankful and appreciative. The Kwek Society’s generous spirit is a real gift to our children! Thank you!
~ Delores Bitsilly, Principal, Tohaali Community School, NM
Wyoming Indian Schools is located on the Wind River Indian Reservation in central Wyoming. We are the largest preK-12th grade school on the reservation. Partnering in June 2019 with Kwek has helped young women have access to personal health care products in the school as well as providing enough products for them to take home.
During the reservation shelter in place order beginning in March of 2020, Kwek has provided not only personal care products, but also masks for not only our students but for our community during our organized grab and go food distribution program. Kwek is doing an outstanding job of ending period poverty in Indigenous communities and we are proud to partner with them!
Hohou, Hooweehoo, Pila Maya, Thank you
“I wasn’t going to come to school today because I didn’t have anything (period supplies) until I remembered that sometimes you have stuff in your library. So I came and the nurse gave me a whole package and a pretty bag for the package, now the boys on the bus won’t know what’s in the bag. I’m glad I came today.”
I can’t express our gratitude enough for the Kwek Society! They have gone above and beyond to help our young female Native American students to have the supplies they need; helping these young ladies to focus more on their education with less worry about whether or not they are going to have the supplies needed to handle their menstrual cycle.