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Freedom4Girls work closely with several organisations in the fight for menstrual equality. This page provides a little information about them, and some other campaigns and organisations that we’re fans of, so please take a look at the fantastic work that they do!

Fareshare

FareShare are a national charity that work to eradicate poverty and food waste, by taking surplus food items from large supermarkets and food providers and distributing them to people in need.

Fareshare Leeds have supported Freedom4Girls in the majority of the distributions of sanitary products across the city, primarily through public donations to our donation stations. We look forward to continuing this partnership in the future, with possible expansion to more cities within the UK. If you are also passionate about food poverty, you can get involved with FareShare by donating, fundraising or volunteering. More information is provided on their website:

Hey Girls UK

Hey Girls UK offer sustainable, environmentally-friendly menstrual products, whilst tackling period poverty through their Buy One Give One scheme: For every box of products that you buy, they donate one directly to help girls and young women in need!

For more info on their products and their fight against period poverty, see their website:

Initial Washroom Hygiene is a global leader in hygiene services operating in over 45 countries across the world including the major economies of Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and Africa. It provides innovative and environmentally responsible washroom services solutions to large and small organisations across a range of business sectors including public administrations and schools, food and drink manufacturing, hospitality and leisure, medical and paramedical, construction, retail, services and transportation.

Freedom4Girls are proud to have partnered with Initial to support women and girls in need, through the Period Poverty Vending Dispenser scheme.

Free Periods

Freedom4Girls are a proud partner of Free Periods. They are the charity who organised the mass demonstration outside of Parliament in December 2017, and have been headlining the campaign on period poverty for some time.

You can see Amika George’s interview with them and read more about their principles and motives on their website:

OrganiCup

Organicup is the award-winning menstrual cup that replaces pads and tampons. Freedom4Girls have been gratefully supported by Organicup over the past few years, helping us to supply hundreds of women and girls with sustainable, environmentally friendly menstrual hygeine management solutions.

Find out more about their cups here:

COVID-19 UPDATE:

Unsurprisingly, we’ve made the decision to cancel our sewing workshops until further notice. However, if any of our volunteers would like to continue sewing at home, we’ll happily provide fabric, templates etc for you to do so. Please send us a message or drop us an email for more info (info@freedom4girls.co.uk). Our upcoming trips to Kenya and Uganda will almost certainly need to be postponed, so we’re taking this as an opportunity to build up a good supply of period packs for later in the year!

We are also aware that the current levels of panic-buying have left many shelves empty of period products. If you’re in need, please contact us and we will help you. We will be restricting supplies to 1 or 2 packs per person, and if you can normally afford to buy products, we ask that you give us a small donation so that we can replenish our supplies once things calm down a bit. Over the next week we hope to establish pick-up points so that we aren’t inundated with requests, so watch this space!

As many of you know, we are a very small voluntary-led organisation. We already have one member of our team in self-isolation, so are running on low capacity. However, in these uncertain times we are as determined as ever to ensure that everyone has access to safe period products and will continue to provide those in need throughout the Leeds area to the best of our ability.

Stay strong and safe,

The F4G team x