Be A Rose
For this month's Shop & Give, michelandbottone will be donating 2% of our total sales to 'Be A Rose' as part of our commitment to supporting the needs of our local community.
Be a Rose was founded by Christine Mwangi in 2014 with the singular purpose of empowering women. Based in Grand Rapids, their mission is to provide health and wellness education to underserved women and school-age girls and to distribute hygiene products to these populations at zero cost.
Menstrual hygiene management has been largely ignored as a public health issue. Many women living in poverty have no reliable way of accessing the health education and feminine hygiene products they need to manage their period, avoid disease, and live a healthy lifestyle.
Be a Rose aims to disrupt the cycle of poverty and shame that many people, young and old, experience due to a lack of reproductive health education and limited access to hygiene supplies.
They partner with existing organizations in Grand Rapids that offer resources and assistance to marginalized women. They also facilitate women’s health workshops and provide a consistent supply of feminine hygiene products for women to access.
Learn more about Be a Rose and the amazing work they do by visiting their website, bearose.org.
michelandbottone will also be hosting a drive during March.
What to donate:
-Maxi Pads: These are the most versatile product that Be a Rose distributes. Users not only use them to manage menstruation, but they are also used to manage post-partum hemorrhaging and incontinence.
Shop the 'Be a Rose' Amazon Wishlist here.
Live in Grand Rapids? You can also drop off items at the locations listed here.