‘Tis the season of giving and Suzanne Lively is giving back in a big way.
Suzanne Lively is the owner of Lively Friends, a 12-month program dedicated to building a community of women that are learning to put happiness first. First came Lively Friends and from that Suzanne created Friendly Divas.
Friendly Divas is a fundraising campaign centered around helping 500 low income women in the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) by supplying them with The DivaCup. The goal is to raise $15K by December 31, which is enough money to purchase 500 DivaCups from a local retailer in the HRM area. Once the goal is achieved, the cups will be distributed to 500 women by several organizations in HRM. Friendly Divas currently has enough funds for 120 DivaCups and is excited to see that number grow.
Why start Friendly Divas?
Suzanne recognized that period poverty is a common issue that affects low income women each month when they have to choose between buying food or menstrual care products. Needless to say, food and rent are put higher on the list of priorities.
The Friendly Divas campaign hopes to remove this monthly expense for low income women by providing them with The DivaCup. The average woman spends $85-$225 a year on disposable menstrual care products. Providing women in HRM with The DivaCup will make a significant difference to their monthly expenses. The DivaCup is a $40 annual purchase, which removes the monthly expense of buying disposables.
Suzanne’s hope is that the Friendly Divas campaign will encourage people all across Canada to start the same initiative to help address the issue of period poverty.
For every $30 given to Friendly Divas, one low income woman will have her period taken care of for 12 months. For every dollar and cup that is donated, we get one step closer to removing the harsh reality of period poverty.
Give the gift of period confidence this holiday season to someone in need. Visit the Friendly Divas campaign page to find out how you can make a DivaCup donation to Friendly Divas.