Together we can
End period poverty.
No student should miss school because they are on their moon time and don’t have period supplies. No one should miss work or miss out on daily life because they on their moon time and don’t have period supplies.
With the help of many, we are making headway. We have come a long way since 2018, when we started by supporting one school’s students. But there is so much more to do. Our near-term goals are to grow exponentially the number of period products we donate and to extend our reach to at least 60 school and program partners through 2021. Our ultimate goal is to eliminate period poverty in Native communities.
With your help, we can meet these goals and ensure dignity.
There are many ways to support our work. Whether you are an individual, a family or friends group, a business or non-profit group, a faith community, a donor-advised fund or a foundation grantor, we welcome your support. Please consider how you can help. Perhaps you can put us in touch with a community that needs our help or you can organize a period supplies drive in your own community. What’s a contribution you can make that we haven’t thought of? We welcome your ideas and your partnership.
We appreciate the love and care you show through your donations, your time, and the supplies you send.
Chi Migwetch / Thank you, Potawatomi language
Donate to our Mission
Our primary uses of donor funds are to purchase period supplies — in bulk, where possible; to pay costs of shipping or trucking supplies to our partners, who are situated throughout the United States and Canada; and to cover administrative fees assessed on some of the products donated to us.
We treasure all donations and especially welcome monthly donations, as these give us stability as we work to meet the monthly moon time needs of those we support. Please consider giving a donation monthly in celebration of your own moon time or that of the students we support, or others in your life!
Designate us as the charity you support when shopping via AmazonSmile. We get .5% of your purchase price and you get the joy of knowing you are helping to support our work. Just go to AmazonSmile, select The Kwek Society to receive your (no-cost-to-you) donations from eligible purchases.
MOON TIME BAGS
Discreet assurance and dignity.
Moon Time Bags provide period supplies in a discreet package.
Bags that are the size shown fit up to four ultra-thin (size 1) pads, a couple liners, and a message of celebration from The Kwek Society. Having a bag ready in a locker or backpack goes a long way to reducing anxiety of students anticipating their first periods, and of anyone who worries whether they will have access to period supplies when they need them.
Please watch the video below for step-by-step sewing instruction! We, and the students and community members we serve, will be thrilled to receive your contributions!
You can learn more about The Kwek Society’s mission and the Citizen Potawatomi kwe’k/women behind our moon time bag design and instructional video here.
We will have more impact when we reach more supporters. Invite us to speak to your organization, share our mission on your social media, connect us with your network. Help us tell our story!
Connect with schools
Do you know of a school where we can reach students in need? Let us know! Would you or your organization like to adopt a school? Wonderful! Let’s connect!
Host a supply drive
Hosting a period supply drive spreads the word in your local community about menstrual inequity, and allows folks to make a difference one box of period supplies at a time. Watch this video to see how you can host your own period supply drive and support The Kwek Society.
Sew and stuff moon time bags
Are you someone who can sew, or do you want to learn? Moon time bags are a perfect sewing project to provide period supplies in a discreet package. Sew some up, fill them with pads and liners, and send them to us.