Join us for the Kwek Society Fundraiser
One More Page is honored to host a fundraiser for The Kwek Society which provides period supplies to Native American students to end period poverty. Fifteen percent of the evening's sales will be donated to The Kwek Society, so buy, learn and do good.
“Kwe’k” means “women” in the Potawatomi language. The Kwek Society, a 50(c)(3) tax exempt charity, provides moon time bags and educational materials, pads, tampons, and underwear to Native American students without ready access to these expensive menstrual supplies.
The Kwek Society was founded by Eva Marie Carney in September 2018, in response to the shocking rate of period poverty on Native American reservations. A 2017 survey by the brand Always found that one in five American girls left or missed school because they didn’t have period products. There are no statistics to show what the rate is on reservations, but that same year, then-17-year-old Dominique Amiotte said that as many as half of her friends couldn’t afford tampons or pads. The average per capita income on the Pine Ridge Reservation is $9,150, and the nearest Wal-Mart is an hour away.
The Kwek Society supports and trumpets the successes of Native Americans and fulfills their other material needs as our funds and time allow. It works to raise awareness of the inequities experienced by those they help.