18 ways to EMPOWER WOMEN in 2018
One of our most frequently asked questions is "how can I help?" We think this is an excellent question and to answer it, we've comprised a list of 18 ways you can support shē thing's vision of empowering women throughout the year of 2018.
We think this one is pretty obvious. It's definitely the most common call to action you see on our communication. Your donations are what help establish and grow our programs and allow us to continue to operate. shē thing Inc. is a nonprofit corporation and any donation made to us may be eligible for tax deductions as defined by Internal Revenue Code (IRC) 170. It only takes $5 to ensure one woman has everything she needs for a clean, healthy menstrual cycle. Click here to donate now.
2. AMAZON WISH LIST
Every month we need menstrual supplies to distribute to the women we serve, but we also need things like boxes, tape, paper bags and staples. Our WishList on Amazon makes it easy for you to gift us the things we need to continue to move our mission forward. Click here to shop our WishList now.
3. SHOP AMAZON SMILE
This might be the simplest and most passive way to support shē thing's vision. AmazonSmile makes it convenient and easy for shoppers to give to shē thing. All you have to do is instead of shopping on Amazon.com, do your online shopping on smile.amazon.com instead! AmazonSmile has all of the same features and benefits. The only difference is a portion of your purchases will be donated to shē thing by the AmazonSmile Foundation. It really is that simple! You're probably shopping on Amazon anyway, so why not do it on smile.amazon.com and support our mission while you're doing it! TIP: you can shop our WishList on AmazonSmile, too 😊
4. SEND US PRODUCTS
Do you have unused and unwanted pads and tampons sitting around your house? Did you pick up extra supplies on your last run to the store? Send them our way! We are always, ALWAYS in need of pads (especially the thick ones), tampons, panty liners and feminine wipes. Send your supplies to:
She Thing Inc.
18555 E. Smoky Hill Rd., #460241
Aurora, CO 80015
5. DROP OFF PRODUCTS
Are you in the Denver area? Stop by our donation center located at HBM Aesthetics and Massage anytime during normal business hours. HBM is located conveniently off of I-25 and Evans in Denver. Drop off your donations to:
HBM Aesthetics and Massage
6000 E. Evans Ave., #3-315
Denver, CO 80222
6. HOST A DRIVE
Are you looking for a community service project for your youth group, workplace, club or school? Partner with us to host a feminine products drive! Every product collected during your drive will be used to fill our #whitebags and distributed to the women who need them most. Contact us to find out how to host a drive.
7. SPONSOR A PERIOD
Menstrual cycles occur every 21-35 days. Like clockwork. You can become a monthly donor to ensure women have everything they need for a healthy menstruation cycle every single month. It only costs $5 a month to sponsor one period. Click here to sponsor a period.
8. FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA
You might be wondering how following us on social media helps support our vision of empowering women? While it may seem a bit self-serving to ask you to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn, it really isn't. In today's world of digital marketing and Internet capital, our social media numbers matter. Particularly, they matter when it comes to digitally savvy stakeholders and investors. It's also a great way to stay on top of the latest and greatest happenings at shē thing. So, if you're not already, join us on social media and help move our mission forward!
9. SHARE OUR POSTS
We take a three-pronged approach to fulfilling our vision of empowering women. One, we educate through our website, blog and social media. Two, we organize outreach programs to help the women we serve. Three, we are advocates for those women and you can be too! Sharing our social media posts amplifies our message, our mission and our work. It demonstrates our partnership and collective responsibility to end period poverty. All of our social media platforms have a different flavor. But whether you follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or LinkedIn, share our posts and become an advocate for women and women's rights PERIOD.
10. ENGAGE WITH OUR POSTS
Just like sharing our posts on social media, engaging with them demonstrates our partnership and our collective responsibility to end period poverty. Commenting and/or liking our posts are two ways you can engage with our posts on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or LinkedIn.
11. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER
Right along with following us on our social media accounts, subscribing to our newsletter is another great way to stay up to date on the latest and greatest happenings at shē thing. At least one a week, our newsletter is delivered right to your inbox. And like social media, you can share our newsletters with your friends and family to help amplify and bring awareness to our mission and our work. Click here to subscribe to our newsletter.
12. READ OUR BLOG
It feels a bit strange adding this one to the list since you're already doing it, but, coming in at #12 – READ OUR BLOG. Our biggest announcements are made on our blog FIRST. News about our newest partnerships are made on our blog FIRST. Our latest impact numbers are published...you guessed it. On our blog FIRST. Our blog is going to be your number one source for all things shē thing.
13. SHARE OUR BLOG POSTS
By now, you're probably noticing a pattern. Sharing is caring and it helps bring awareness to our work and our mission. The more people that know what we're up to, the more people we can help. There is no way we can do this work alone. We are grateful for partners like you to help share our content and move our mission forward.
14. START A CHAPTER
Are you passionate about empowering women in impoverished and developing communities? Do you want the nonprofit work you do to make an immediate impact on the quality of life of women? If you answered 'yes' to either of these questions, we invite you to start a chapter at your school or in your community. Starting a chapter is easy! Contact us to find out how.
15. USE OUR FACEBOOK FRAME
Toward the end of last year we announced our first series of Facebook frames. Our frames are a simple way to show your support for our work and add a little flair to your profile picture on Facebook. shē thing frames can be permanently added to your profile picture or scheduled to display on your photo for a specified time period. To add your shē thing frame to your profile picture simply search "she thing" here: https://www.facebook.com/profilepicframes
16. START A FACEBOOK FUNDRAISER
No longer do we have to be the initiators and organizers of fundraisers. Facebook has made it easy for its users to create fundraisers on shē thing's behalf. It's set up similar to crowdfunding and can be a creative way to get your Facebook friends excited about a cause you care about. Set your goal for as little or as much as you want! To start your shē thing fundraiser on Facebook, click here and choose Shē Thing as your nonprofit.
18. TELL A FRIEND
We cannot fulfill our mission and strive for our vision without you and nor would we want to! Your partnership and interest in the work we do means the world to us. Word of mouth – whether it's digitally through the Internet or traditionally through casual conversation – is still the best way to spread our message. So, tell a friend about shē thing! With your help, we will empower the lives of women in 2018 PERIOD!