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.
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.
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.
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.
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