In 2018, Ashley Bierne had a goal - creating 300 period supply kits for her birthday. Ashley was horrified at hearing of women prioritizing food over basic hygienic necessities. So, with a vision in mind and a desire to help her community, she recruited friends to help and Period Kits was (informally) born.
Fast forward to February of 2019, Period Kits was formally established as a nonprofit organization in Colorado. Over the last two years, we've grown our distribution sites and increased the number of individuals we serve. Thanks to our dedicated donors, team of volunteer Board of Directors and our Executive Director we become advocates for ending the stigma surrounding periods.
We're excited to see where our story continues to go.
Join our shared vision of providing all folk with health and dignity.
Nobody should have to choose, period.
Geoff Davis founded Period Kits in February of 2019. While having coffee with a friend, the topic of period poverty came up, the friend remarked "I've been there, I've had food and tampons in my hands and had to put the food back." Geoff thought to himself that no one should have to make that choice and decided to do something about it.
"Period poverty is a complex issue, but Period Kits is simple. Any person that has a period should have consistent and dependable access to the products they need, period."
Geoff is the Quality Assurance and Compliance Manager for Bayaud Enterprises. In his spare time he enjoys hanging with his seven adult children, attending Front Range Community College, and cheering on his beloved Manchester United.
Kara Grano has been involved with Period Kits since October of 2019. She's currently serving as the Board President. She became involved when she discovered that about 1 in 4 teens miss school in the U.S every month due to lack of accessibility to period products.
Kara holds a Bachelor’s degree in Classics with a focus on Women/Gender Studies from Duquesne University and a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from the University of Pittsburgh. She works in business development for First Citizens Bank in Boulder. She loves the outdoors, travel, animals, live music, and Pittsburgh sports.
Lauren Conley began volunteering with Period Kits in the spring of 2020 as a Volunteer Coordinator. She got involved as a way to engage both her mind and heart after leaving careers in education and event coordination. Lauren believes in the power of philanthropy and the crucial services and resources that nonprofits provide to their communities. We all have something to give, and one ripple can make a large wave.
Lauren has a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with a minor in English as a Second Language and Ethnic Studies. She currently does contract work for mission-driven businesses and nonprofits. She enjoys hiking with her family, anything in or around the water (a true midwesterner), and exploring the Denver culinary scene.
Caitlinn has been involved with Period Kits since January of 2020.
She's currently serving on the Board of Directors as Treasurer.
She became involved after learning about the mission to end period poverty.
She holds a degree in Women's Studies from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln.
She works as a legal service search consultant in the Denver Metro area.
She's a fan a Mumford and Sons, a good IPA, and her beautiful dogs.
Period Kits Distributed
Thanks to our volunteers, leaders, and community partners, our impact continues to spread throughout Colorado. We're focused on fighting period poverty by increasing the number of kits built and communities served.
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Our community partners are a direct link between Period Kits and the local community - getting our kits into the hands of those who need them.
From Those We Impact...
"It is with the support of Period Kits that we are also able to provide feminine hygiene products to our families. We see on average 40 families a day in our Resource Center and Period Kits has been able to give us a monthly donation of feminine products to help us ensure that our clients’ needs are met."
- A Precious Child
"Period Kits has been delivering kits and products to the OUR Center at least once per quarter. We are very grateful for this partnership and the participants we serve have expressed gratitude that we have these items available to them."
- OUR Center
"PK provides to keep proper health and hygiene on a regular basis surrounding period needs. Many of these women would have to either miss school or work because of the cost of these items. Period Kits ensures this doesn’t happen by providing feminine hygiene products free of cost to these struggling families."
- Joyful Journeys Community Enrichment
We are proud to continue a strong and positive relationship with Period Kits as we work to build a more just and humane society.
- Growing Home