Hello Dot Girl Supporters!
We are moving on up! This morning finds the Dot Girl campaign on the front page of the Education section. You can help the campaign move even further up by donating a dollar, choosing the $1 perk and leaving a comment. All of these activities help increase exposure for the campaign which means more kits donated. Help make today a record Donate a Dollar Day! And as always, sharing the campaign link with friends and family who would be willing to help would also be much appreciated:
For a closer look at the contents of The Dot Girl First Period Kit I am showcasing two items today – The Dot Girl Period Answer Book and the Dot Girl Warm Pad.
The Dot Girl Period Answer Book™ – a 20-page question and answer booklet covers the basics about menstruation including: How many days will it last? When will I get my first period? How do I track my period? What about cramps? What is a period anyway? Written in an easy-to-read and positive tone the booklet fits neatly inside the reusable case so girls can refer to it over and over again.
My Period Diary is included on the inside cover of The Dot Girl Period Answer Book™. The Diary allows girls to track their period over the first year.
The Dot Girl Warm Pad™ is a reusable gel heating pad for soothing cramps.
If you have any questions about these two items please let me know.
Thank you for your continued support and interest!
Yesterday morning we were excited to receive a donation of $225.00 from a group of women who banded together to donate to the Dot Girl campaign. Each donor in the group contributed a small amount in the neighborhood of $10.00 and the power of the crowd raised enough for a significant contribution. The group has designated First Place School in Seattle to receive the Dot Girl Kits.
Many of you may not know that contributions may be made in flat dollar amounts instead of choosing a perk. You will still be able to designate a particular organization to receive Dot Girl kits equal to the value of your contribution. Please visit the campaign to find out more:
I’ve been asked about other ways that Dot Girl Products supports menstruation education. For several years now, Dot Girl has been donating free ‘What’s Normal?’ bookmarks to schools and non profit organizations.
To date over 15,000 bookmarks have been donated to places such as Pacific Christian School in Santa Maria, CA; Thompson Health Hospital in New York State; and Gregory County Dept of Health in Burke, SD along with numerous Girl Scout Troops and public schools. If you are interested in receiving free bookmarks for your school or organization, please use our Contact Us page to send me your address, organization and number of bookmarks requested.
Thank you for your continued support!
We have broken through the $1,000 mark on our campaign! This translates into 83 Dot Girl kits that will be donated to girls. We still have much ground to cover to reach our goal of 1200 kits donated. Please help us reach this goal by sharing our campaign link with friends and family:
No donation is too small. In fact, we would love to be able to mail hundreds of Dot Girl bookmarks at the end of the campaign to all those willing to donate just $8! A $24.00 means you receive one Dot Girl kit at discounted pricing (with free shipping) and one deserving girl receives a free kit. Any donation is much appreciated.
We would like to thank those companies and sponsors who are helping to spread the word about the Dot Girl campaign:
From the Women’s Health Foundation (http://womenshealthfoundation.org/)
From The Period Store (http://theperiodstore.com/)
From Dear Kate (http://www.dearkates.com/)
Thank you for your continued interest and support of our campaign!
The founding mission of Dot Girl Products is to prepare every girl for her first period. The more girls know about the changes that will take place to their bodies during puberty, the more they will face this transition with confidence. Learning about their bodies in a supportive way will also help girls to take control about future health decisions they will face.
We are a small company with big dreams and we want to help the many schools and organizations that ask for donated kits because of their own limited budgets. Believing that there is no time like the present to achieve our dream, we decided to turn to Indiegogo crowd funding to raise the necessary money to put The Dot Girl First Period Kit® into as many hands as possible.
Our goal is to donate 1200 Dot Girl kits to deserving organizations. Through your generous donations more girls will have the tools and information needed to experience their first period prepared and confident. Together we will be able to support schools and organizations who are doing the important work of educating girls about periods.
The campaign lasts from March 18th – April 27th, 2014. Learn how you or your organization can donate here.