Ending period poverty

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Grace Upon Grace Project provides underserved people and families in northern Colorado with diapers, wipes and menstrual products.

Fort Collins Insurance in Fort Collins, Colorado found a compelling cause in the Grace Upon Grace Project. This organization provides supplies to Coloradoans in need, with a particular focus on aiming to end period poverty – the lack of access to menstrual products and education that is common in underserved communities.

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A necessary cause rarely offered the spotlight

Fort Collins Insurance was drawn to this cause because it’s one that is rarely discussed, despite many people in northern Colorado alone experiencing period poverty on a consistent basis. Grace Upon Grace Project works with schools and other agencies in the area to provide free period kits, ensuring no one uses inadequate menstrual products that could cause infection or misses school due to lack of access to quality menstrual products. Fort Collins Insurance has helped to assemble these kits themselves.

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Kevin Schmidt, Melissa Mendez and Jackie Jackson with 40 finished period kits, complete with encouraging messages on each package.

Overflowing with donations

When Fort Collins Insurance set up a donation drive in February 2022, they collected menstrual products, diapers and baby wipes for donations to schools and underserved families in the community. “No one should miss work or school due to a period,” said Jackie Jackson, managing director at Fort Collins Insurance. “No parent should worry about diapering their child.”

“No one should miss work or school due to a period. No parent should worry about diapering their child.”

—Jackie Jackson, managing director of Fort Collins Insurance

Before the end of February, thanks to community outreach and efforts to spread the word on social media, the bin was literally overflowing with donations. From there, the team assembled kits to donate to classrooms and the community at large.


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Ryan Jackson, Kevin Schmidt and Melissa Mendez separate the tampons, panty liners and pads for each period kit prepared for Grace Upon Grace Project.

Furthering a cause with an encouraging future

The folks at Fort Collins Insurance plan to continue their work with Grace Upon Grace Project. They contribute donations each month, share information about the cause regularly on social media and plan to hold future donation drives and period kit parties to help collect and distribute supplies to those in need.

Grace Upon Grace Project is pleased to have their support in furthering their cause. “Grace Upon Grace Project is about ensuring that members of our community have access to the diapers and period products they require to be healthy and thrive,” said organization president Emily Jorgenson. “We are about more than just products though. We are about grace, hope and dignity.”

“We are about more than just products though. We are about grace, hope and dignity.”

—Emily Jorgenson, president of Grace Upon Grace Project


The 2022 Make More Happen Award would include a donation of $5,000 from Liberty Mutual and Safeco on behalf of Fort Collins Insurance. Among other things, this would allow Grace Upon Grace Project to kickstart their program for northern Colorado schools, which is intended to provide three-month period kits to students experiencing chronic period poverty, partnering with nurses and health aides across multiple school districts to ensure menstrual products are readily available.

Help Fort Collins Insurance win $5,000 for Grace Upon Grace Project by cheering them on with a vote!

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Lisa Fox
11 months ago

I have been involved with New Visions for 10 years. They have selfless staff, committed leadership and meet everyone as they wre. Asking what happened to you, instead of what’s wrong with you?

Nancy Schulze
11 months ago

Proud to support the work of New Visions!

11 months ago

Nice work!!!

Tom Phillips
11 months ago

Great cause

11 months ago

Amazing work, Team!!

11 months ago

This is why you choose small local family run business!

11 months ago

So deserving of this.

11 months ago

Thank you so much for supporting this amazing organization!!

Amy Tallent
11 months ago

Voting for Grace Upon Grace!

Liston's Lynx
11 months ago


Paul Striker
11 months ago

Thanks for all you do.

Susan B
11 months ago

Great cause to support!

11 months ago

Grace Upon Grace Project is all about community impact!

Katherine Brooks
11 months ago

Grace upon Grace is an amazing organization supporting an important cause.

Ryan Smith
11 months ago

Awesome Agency doing good for Coloradans

11 months ago

A great business doing great things to support the community. Great job guys!

11 months ago

Let’s keep the support rolling in! SOOOO CLOSE GREAT JOB GUYS!!!

Brenda D'Onofrio
11 months ago

Your mission is incredible and our community is so blessed to have you!

11 months ago

What a great family owned small business!!! I love you give back to the community and care so much! GO FORT COLLINS INSURANCE!!! LETS GOOOOOO

Yulia Ross
11 months ago

Let’s get this money doubled! Great job Fort Collins Insurance!!!

11 months ago


Megan Salazar
11 months ago

Yay! This would be amazing for them and so many others.

Jackson J
11 months ago

Let’s go!!!!!!

Karen C
11 months ago

Fort Collins Insurance is amazing!! Let’s go!!!

Wanda B
11 months ago


11 months ago

My grand daughters heart for other people I’m so proud of. Go Fort Collins and let’s help these people!

Sarah Williams
11 months ago

What a wonderful cause!

Carol Yorkison
11 months ago

Way to go Ft collins insurance

Benjamin Hamilton
11 months ago

For Ft. Collins Insurance

11 months ago

Almost there! Lets keep up the momentum!

Willie Austin
11 months ago

Let’s help end homelessness!

Stephanie Weis
11 months ago

What a great cause!!

11 months ago

What an awesome cause!

11 months ago

Awesome cause!

Jill Skoglund
11 months ago

Love you GUGP!

11 months ago

Love this non-profits cause!

11 months ago

It’s so wonderful to see a small business giving back to their community!

11 months ago

This is so awesome. Go Fort Collins insurance!!

11 months ago

Thank you for making a difference in the community, FCI!

11 months ago

This is amazing! Good work guys!

11 months ago

Fort Collins Insurance!

11 months ago

Great cause! Nice work guys!

11 months ago

Especially important for teenage girls who are too shy or embarrassed to ask for such things when there is no money in the family to buy them

11 months ago

Bravo! What a life changing effort.

11 months ago

Let’s go!!!

11 months ago

Love this mission to give women tools to feel empowered and free!

Jan Frame
11 months ago

A cause not spoken about however so needed in reality

11 months ago

Yes! What wonderful organizations making an impact in a big way!

11 months ago

Wow! This is amazing!

11 months ago

Woooooohoooo let’s go GRACE UPON GRACE and foco insurance!!

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