Advocate for Aunt Flow at your school
Offering free menstrual products increases school attendance amongst girls by 2.4%.
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Getting your period can be a setback. But it shouldn't be.
1 in 5 menstruating students have missed school because of a lack of period supplies and resources. Period products (i.e. pads and tampons) are a crucial and constant hygiene need similar to toilet paper and yet menstrual health is a topic that is often stigmatized or ignored.
Supporting students with high-quality, freely accessible products improves the educational experience and alleviates the financial burden and stress from when a sudden need arises.
Work with Aunt Flow to advocate for change at YOUR school:
Advocate for your school using our resources below.
Aunt Flow works with your school to finalize the details and budget.
Enjoy free, 100% organic cotton tampons and pads. NO ONE is forced to shove a tampon up their sleeve while scampering to the bathroom.
More states are requiring schools to offer period products to their students.
Frequently Asked Questions
Period poverty is the lack of access to period products and education. We believe fighting period poverty is one of the most tangible steps we can take toward gender equality.
Aunt Flow's mission is to fight period poverty and stigma. Alongside ensuring that businesses and schools offer free period products for employees and students, our donation program supports activist-led pilot program initiatives and various grassroots nonprofit organizations.
Aunt Flow believes in a multifaceted approach to achieving menstrual justice, including service, education, research, advocacy, and investment.
- Organize menstrual product drives and fundraisers in your community to collect and donate pads and tampons to local shelters and food pantries.
- Lead educational workshops in your community about menstruation, sustainable menstrual products, and destigmatizing menstruation.
- Apply pressure to policymakers, decision-makers, and local leaders, advocating for policies that improve access to menstrual products and education.
- Ask your school to include menstruation and menstrual health as part of the educational curriculum. In fact, 77% of students believe there needs to be more in-depth education about menstrual health.
- Conduct and support more peer-reviewed research assessing the prevalence and health implications of period poverty. This data is important for supporting more grassroots advocacy efforts.
- Urge schools and businesses to invest in high-quality menstrual products free of cost for everyone.
We recommend estimating product quantities based on supplemental, as-needed period product usage at approximately 15 pieces per menstruating student per school year. You can use our pricing calculator or meet with an Aunt Flow Happiness Developer to get a custom quote that includes our reduced educational pricing for a quick budget estimate. For a one-time individual donation request, apply to our donation program.
If your school offers toilet paper for free, then advocate to your principal or superintendent to prioritize budgeting for freely accessible period products too. When dispensers are first installed in bathrooms, there could be higher than normal usage, which then levels out over time once students learn that period products are not just a one-time luxury item but will be available ongoing.
We recommend offering period products for free in the restrooms rather than offering period products solely in the nurse’s office or upon request.
Offering period products only in the nurse’s office perpetuates the incorrect notion that menstruation is an illness or something to be ashamed about. Instead, we encourage schools and students to advocate for access to period products in restrooms for free to remove barriers to accessing period products.
founder + ceo
Hi! I’m Claire. I founded Aunt Flow after getting my period in public without the supplies needed.
Founded in 2016, Aunt Flow is a certified WBENC women-owned company based in Columbus, Ohio. At 18 years old, I dedicated my life to developing a solution to ensure businesses and schools could sustainably provide quality period products, for free, in bathrooms. Our products are made with organic cotton (no weird stuff) and we are constantly working to reduce our environmental impact! For every 10 tampons and pads we sell, we donate 1 to a menstruator in need. I call this people helping people. PERIOD.®