Los Angeles, CA
From shelters to startups, each month Tease Tea chooses an organization to support and focus on for the betterment, and empowerment of women and/or girls.
This month, Tease Tea highlights startup FEM Project as our Charitea feature.
The Femme Project mission is simple: To destigmatize the period and empower women to own their femininity by providing menstrual supplies to homeless women
Feminine Every Month was founded in 2016 by Grace Westlin and Isabel Fields after holding a drive where they raised over 3,000 pads, tampons, and diva cups over the course of five days. After seeing the amount of people they reached, Westlin and Fields embarked on the journey that is FEM Project.
FEM Project is 100% volunteer-led and supported by generous donors just like you. FEM Project aims to give women the essential necessities that are often overlooked and not covered by food stamps: menstrual supplies.
"46,874 homeless reside in the greater Los Angeles area. For the thousands of homeless women, the few days a month where women should be embracing their femininity can be their hardest; a year’s supply of tampons costs approximately $70 and without sanitary products, women risk infection as well as discomfort."
FEM Project has recently partnered with the Downtown Women's Center-- "the only organization in Los Angeles exclusively dedicated to addressing the needs of women overcoming poverty and homelessness in Skid Row,"-- pledging to sponsor 25 women for six months. That's 2,4000 pads and tampons!
For the month of July, proceeds from every order will support FEM Project. If you appreciate their cause and want to know or donate more, visit their website.