Earlier this year, we announced our commitment to donating 10% of Maxim’s online stores’ sales to non-profit partners associated with our fierce woman philosophy and women’s empowerment. Our #FierceWomen series is one of our favorite things we do at Maxim Hygiene Products. Our company was built not only to provide women with organic and natural feminine hygiene alternatives, but also to educate women about their bodies, minds, and spirits. That is a firm philosophy here and one that we apply to our products and everything else that we do – including our blog.
Our #FierceWomen series was developed to inspire, educate, and excite our customers. Customers who we really see as our community. And our community is FIERCE.
The stories shared by our #FierceWomen hopefully succeed in empowering our readers but we wanted to do more. We wanted to take these stories and apply them to make actual change. Thus, the #FierceWomenFunded project was born.
#FierceWomenFunded takes the #FierceWomen blog series one step further by not just sharing stories of incredibly inspirational women, but adding a charitable component. Each month, come back to this blog to read all about the designated Fierce Woman of the month and her preferred charitable cause. There you will also find a promo code to use at the Maxim Hygiene online store. When you use that code, 10% of your purchase will automatically go to support that Fierce Woman’s charity AND YOU will also get 10% off your purchase!
When we feature each woman’s story, we will also speak about her preferred charity. If she doesn’t have one in mind, we’ve procured the below list of some of our favorite non-profit organizations and partners that we support and will recommend; they, like us, are committed to women’s health and social justice.
Days for Girls International creates a more dignified, humane, and sustainable world through providing access to quality feminine hygiene solutions. Through Days for Girls’ community-led development model, women and girls discover their potential and self-value, are equal participants and agents of social change and are given opportunities to thrive, grow and contribute to their community’s betterment while ensuring access to quality sustainable feminine hygiene for every woman and every girl. Everywhere. Period.
Global Grassroots is a 501(c)(3) international non-profit organization, which blends mindfulness-based leadership, mind-body trauma healing, social entrepreneurship training and seed funding to help vulnerable women design and launch their own micro-NGOs benefiting other women and girls. Women, by nature of their role as the primary caretakers of their families and communities, especially post-conflict, have the greatest insight into the critical issues facing society at the grassroots level. Yet women almost always have the least access to the financial resources, education, skills training, and other support services needed to advance their plans for social change or attend to their own rehabilitation needs. Global Grassroots believes that one of the most effective levers of social change is a woman or girl with the capability, resources, fierce courage and inner commitment to initiate positive change for herself and others. In its first ten years, Global Grassroots has trained over 600 change agents from Rwanda, Uganda, Liberia, Cameroon, Canada and the US, representing thousands of team members, who designed over 120 organizations, serving tens of thousands of others.
Exposure to toxic chemicals is universal, but women are disproportionately and uniquely affected. This is especially true when it comes to products related to beauty, household cleaning and feminine care. From formaldehyde in shampoo to phthalates in fragrance, to styrene in maxi pads, most of the chemicals in use in the United States have not been evaluated for safety, and are not even listed on the product label. This lack of research and transparency has resulted in enormous costs to women’s health. In response, Women’s Voices for the Earth, with a network of tens of thousands of women nationwide, is raising awareness of the link between chemicals in products and health issues like breast cancer, endometriosis, and infertility, and working to make critical changes in the protection of our health.
It is our hope that you, like our featured Fierce Women, will be inspired to support good causes with your online purchase. We are asking for your help. Help us make an enormous impact. Help us move forward with our #FierceWomen for positive change. This is a year that we can really make a difference and we hope you will join us in doing so.