In Georgia, one in six women and girls between the ages of 12 and 44 are living below the Federal Poverty Line. What is even more alarming, almost 60 percent of families impacted by economic hardship continue to struggle to access the material basic necessities they require, including period supplies – which results in menstruators missing school, work or similar events and using unsanitary methods – like cloths – while menstruating.  

Just in time for back-to-school season, U by Kotex at Walmart is hitting the road on a Drive to End Period Poverty Roadshow to ensure girls have the period supplies they need to succeed this upcoming school year, stopping at five locations in the Metro Atlanta from August 10-14 to drive education, advocacy and donations. Every U by Kotex product purchased at Walmart during the roadshow will trigger a donation to Alliance for Period Supplies to help support even more people in need in Atlanta and nationwide. Additionally, U by Kotex and Walmart is making a significant impact in the menstrual equity movement by partnering with local community partners – like Atlanta GLOW and area schools – to distribute menstrual hygiene kits to individuals and families in need.   

About Atlanta GLOW:  Atlanta GLOW provides mentorship, leadership development, and life skills training opportunities to underserved women and girls, ages 14-25, to ignite their potential to lead and thrive. As part of their mission, Atlanta GLOW is committed to keeping girls in school and women in the workforce. To combat period poverty, they partner with schools, colleges, communities and other nonprofits to distribute menstrual hygiene kits and get them in the hands of the women and girls who need them most. Their hygiene care packages are available at no charge to individual menstruators as well as at various community-based distribution sites (e.g., public schools, college pantries, churches, shelters, local places of business).

Where to Get Individual Help: People who menstruate in need of period products are encouraged to call 2-1-1 in their local community and ask for assistance. Nonprofit organizations interested in becoming involved with the Alliance for Period Supplies should contact the membership team at or visit for more information.

How to Help / Participate in the Movement:

  • Raise awareness:
    • Post your support or something you’ve learned about period poverty in your community using the hashtags #WithUSheCan and #EndPeriodPoverty
  •  Volunteer:
    • Allied programs need communities to invest time, skills, experience and education. Visit for ways to get involved.
    • Shop for the cause: On an ongoing basis, your purchase of U by Kotex products at participating retail partners will generate a donation to Alliance for Period Supplies and its allied programs. Visit to learn more.