This is a sponsored post for Always.
Growing up, sports were a large part of my life. Whether it was soccer, softball, ice skating, or running, participating in sports gave me confidence and helped me form lasting relationships with teammates, many of whom I am still in touch with today!
Sports have been and continue to be a powerful way of helping our young girls to develop a sense of self-confidence and I love watching them excel in youth and school sports. One thing that I had never considered was how a girl’s participation in sports could be affected by her or her family’s lack of ability to pay for period products.
I’ll be completely honest – it never crossed my mind that nearly 1 in 5 girls has missed school because she can’t afford period protection– that is until I watched this Always Live #LikeAGirl video. Make sure you watch it – all 1:40 seconds of it because it will open your eyes.
What if your daughter, stepdaughter, goddaughter, niece, etc. couldn’t participate in a sport or activity she loved because she didn’t have the money to buy period products? She would miss out on something that makes her feel strong and powerful at a time when she needs it most. Would you want that for her? Thanks to Always and Walmart, they are helping put an end to this concern for young girls living in poverty.
Always and Walmart are donating a year’s supply of period products to 50 teams in 50 states and you can see one of the teams in the video featured above! By sharing the video, you can drive awareness and help Always Live #LikeAGirl #EndPeriodPoverty!