Monthly Archives: May 2014

Dot Girl Partners with Women’s Health Foundation

Dot Girl is excited to announce our new partnership with Women’s Health Foundation (WHF).  WHF is a nonprofit organization committed to improving women’s pelvic health and wellness.  A portion of the proceeds from all Dot Girl purchases will go to WHF’s research and development of evidence-based programming in schools and communities.

Jenifer Donatelli Ihm, WHF Outreach Educator and Program Developer, stated “I can’t think of a better way to help girls feel comfortable and prepared – even special – for that big day, their first period.  The Dot Girl First Period Kit is cool, cute, and educational.  I can’t wait to include it in my presentations to elementary and middle school girls.”. Dot Girl is honored to be part of WHF’s outreach in the community and to have their endorsement.

Potty Pledge by Women's Health FoundationDot Girl Products and Women’s Health Foundation are devoted to the pelvic health and wellness of all girls and women.  In support of that effort, Dot Girl will be including the WHF Potty Pledge postcard in our shipping boxes. The Potty Pledge is aimed at adolescent girls and lists proper bathroom habits. Tips listed on the book of the postcard include information on the proper way to wipe, how to position yourself on the toilet, tricks on completely emptying your bladder, the importance of drinking water, and how often to empty your bladder.

WHF will also soon be releasing a book for adolescent girls, Below Your Belt: How to Be Queen of Your Own Pelvic Region, building on the information they currently distribute through classes for adult women.  Dot Girl will be reviewing the book on this blog once it becomes generally available.

We urge you and your daughter to explore the Women’s Health Foundation website to find information, classes, and support for pelvic health and wellness.


Dot Girl Indiegogo Campaign – Update #5

I am thrilled to announce that the Dot Girl crowd funding campaign has been given a second life thanks to the TV program The Crowd Funder Show.  Thanks to sponsorships, you will be able to donate to this campaign and receive your donation back in the form of gift cards to popular stores like Starbucks, Sears, and Home Depot.  Find out more at the Dot Girl campaign site:

Donations from the Indiegogo campaign have been flying out the door.  So far Dot Girl kits have been donated to Sun Valley Indian School, The Lincoln Community School, First Place School, and Girl Scout Troops 1573 and 1574 located in New Jersey.

Here is what Gail Gilman, nurse at Sun Valley Indian School, had to say about the Dot Girl kit donation:

“There were 9 girls who participated in our hygiene classes.  The girls were presented with their new kits on the last day.  They were very excited to have received them.  Our students are limited in their access to something like this.  We are in a very impoverished area.  These kits provide something tangible the girls can hold on to.  It encourages them and excites them to look forward to a new beginning in their lives.  They can mark this important milestone in their lives with answers and less confusion.  They have these kits and know that people care.  That they are not alone.  They can use the heat pack and carrying case again and again as they need to.  We had a great time with them.  Thank you so much for helping these young girls in this way”.

Thank you again for all of your support during the Indiegogo campaign.  Please spread the word about the new Dot Girl campaign at The Crowd Funder Show so that we may continue to donate kits to girls who need them.