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Sew On Period Care

Fiscal Host: Gift Collective

A grassroots collective for people with periods

About


 This is a grass roots collective started by Christine Keller (she/her) and joined by Riley Young for people with periods. We are based in Dunedin, New Zealand.

We are frustrated by commercial, plastic-laden, mainstream period products and want to educate about healthier alternatives. The solutions for period care do not need to be bought, but can be made inexpensively by sewing reusable pads ourselves. We will encourage people to rethink their period management and consider starting their own sewing groups to make pads for their local communities. 

When we started this project it soon became obvious that washable pads are also a good solution for bladder weakness. Getting together provides a good platform for talking about periods and leakage in a safe place and allows us to work toward the removal of stigma which has been taught to people with periods for generations. We will organize activities that get people talking about healthier periods and bladder care to normalize communicating the problems and solutions of this everyday activity.

We will also aim to provide workshops for local teachers and community leaders to spread the information broadly. We will produce resources resources online at no cost to anyone to work actively against period poverty. We will accept donations on a pay what feels right basis from anyone who wants to support us or who benefits from our project. 

Disclaimer: We are not medically trained and seeking advice from us does not replace consulting a medical practitioner. If you have any health concerns, please talk to your doctor or nurse. 


 

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You received a pad, pay what you can

Our pads are made from new and recycled materials by volunteers and members and take a non professional person around one hour to make. We value a ... Read more

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Our pads are made from new and recycled materials by volunteers and members and take a non professional person around one hour to make. We value a ... Read more

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By supporting us with $5 monthly you could help weaning people off from plastic products. We are constantly working on getting people to try altern... Read more

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By donating monthly to our project you help us buying time for this project. We have spent many hours of volunteer time already and to be paid will... Read more

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Sewing bee participation for 50 sowing bees

Our working bees are three hours long. One can finish two or three pads in that time. To pay a teacher, material and overheads, we need about $30 p... Read more

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One day event

For this amount two sew on trainers will come to an event e. g. at the local university and engage with the public for 6 hours. Typically this will... Read more

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Elizabeth Duke

$100 NZD since Mar 2023

2
Kristen

$50 NZD since Oct 2023

3
Guest

$50 NZD since Dec 2023

4
Kate watts

$10 NZD since May 2023

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Dunedin City Council

$3,097.41 NZD since Jun 2023

Sew On Period Care is all of us

Our contributors 7

Thank you for supporting Sew On Period Care.

Riley

Admin

Elizabeth Duke

$100 NZD

Kristen

You received a pad, pay wha...

$50 NZD

Guest

You received a pad, pay wha...

$50 NZD

Kate watts

$10 NZD

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Today’s balance

$3,040.40 NZD

Total raised

$3,040.40 NZD

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Estimated annual budget

$3,304.99 NZD