How can I help?

Donate money

Freedom4Girls is a relatively new organisation; whilst we are currently applying for various funding bids and grants to fight period poverty, we still rely heaily on individual donations to fund materials for washable sanitary kits, menstrual health education and public awareness campaigns. Donating just £10 will give an average-sized class of school girls the support they need to stay in education for a month of menstruation. Donating just £7 will give a girl in Africa a sanitary pack that will last up to 3 years, ensuring that she doesn’t need to miss or even leave education simply because of menstruating.

Donate period products

We gladly accept donations of menstrual products in the UK; Donations are distributed to women and girls in the community who struggle to access menstrual protection. Freedom4Girls currently have around 50 donation stations set up across Leeds, so click below to find your nearest one

Set up a donation station

If you would like to support your local community by starting your own donation station, Freedom4Girls can offer support and advice. We suggest speaking to your local community centres, charities, supermarkets, schools and other organisations, who may accept or benefit from donations. After finding a donation station host, arrange convenient collection days and identify where these products would best be distributed, either on site or being taken elsewhere.

Donate your time

We always welcome volunteers to support us at fundraising events and sewing workshops, and are humbled by the volume of enquiries from people who would like to help. ​If you would like to donate some of your time or expertise, please contact us. Please also take a look at our Workshop page if you would like to help make re-usable sanitary kits for women & girls in developing countries and in the UK.

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