Advocate for Aunt Flow at your workplace
86% of women have started their period in public without the supplies needed.
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Join the Menstrual Movement
Period products (i.e. pads and tampons) are a basic, absolute, and constant hygiene need - equivalent to toilet paper. In fact, 86% of women have started their period in public without the supplies needed. And 1 in 3 low-income women has missed work, school or other outings because of a lack of period supplies. Employees can’t do their best work when they’re worried about access to hygiene resources. Customers won’t be satisfied with your services or products if they’re worried about the stress of finding a pad or tampon when a sudden need arises. Providing complimentary period supplies makes great business sense, and is just the right thing to do!
Work with Aunt Flow to advocate for change at YOUR organization:
Advocate for your workplace using our resources below.
Aunt Flow works with your organization 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 public bathrooms to offer freely accessible period products.
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 5 pieces per menstruator 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.
We recommend stocking every female-identified, all gender, and male-identified bathrooms with period supplies.
For male-identified bathrooms, we do not recommend installing our dispensers in visible places inside male-identified restrooms. Privacy creates safe spaces for the Transgender community. Aunt Flow’s Model E Dispenser or Dual Display Box should be placed in the designated stall in the male-identified restroom. A receptacle will also need to be provided in this stall.
If your business or workplace offers toilet paper for free, then advocate to your facilities team 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 people learn that period products are not just a one-time luxury item but will be available ongoing.
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 100% 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.®