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Period Poverty Program

Safe Future Foundation addresses period poverty in Duval County, as well as surrounding counties, by providing period care kits to young girls and women in need. We collect feminine hygiene products and monetary donations, which are used to purchase these supplies at discount prices. Period care kits are currently distributed during our food giveaway events and through partner agencies. We are also apart of the Alliance for Period Supplies, sponsored by U by Kotex. If you are in need of feminine products please visit our contact us page.


What is Period Poverty?

Period poverty is the lack of access to an adequate supply of menstrual products like pads or tampons is an indignity experienced by thousands of individuals in the Jacksonville region on a regular basis.

Period Poverty Facts:

  • 1 in 4 women struggled to purchase period products within the past year due to lack of income.

  • 1 in 5 low-income women reports missing work, school, or similar events due to lack of access to period supplies.

  • Lack of access to period supplies is linked to using substitute products (toilet tissue or socks), stretching product usage, and missing important events.

  • An overwhelming 88% of women agree that period products are a basic necessity.

  • Only 4% of women are aware of a local resource where free or reduced cost period supplies are available.

  • State and federal safety-net programs cannot be used to purchase period supplies. 

  • Source: 2018 U by Kotex survey conducted with YouGov.

  • Florida State Fact Sheet on Period Poverty Compiled by the Alliance for Period Supplies.


Jacksonville Alliance for Period Supplies, a program of Safe Future Foundation, Inc., is an initiative of our organization to ensure we help get period products to individuals in need.


See how the Alliance for Period Supplies and founding sponsor U by Kotex® are working together to address period poverty.


How Can You Help?

Millions of women struggle to access period products each month nationally. If you would like to support our period program, please consider donating, hosting a period drive, or donating supplies.

  • Make a Monetary Donation (Tax-Deductible): Donate Here

  • You can now purchase period supplies through our Wishlist: Target Charity Registry

  • Your funds will go directly towards our period program operations: purchasing feminine hygiene products that will be distributed to girls and women in need.

  • Host a Period Drive or Help Spread the Word! #PeriodMovement, #EndPeriodPoverty

  • If you are a social service or community organization and would like to partner with us for period supplies, please complete our partner interest form.


To learn more about how you can help, contact

Period Poverty Awareness Week: May 22-28, 2023

See how you can host your own period supply drive and support an Allied Program or nonprofit organization in your community.

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