Happy May, everyone!
As always, we hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy. We want to remind you that we are here for you. You are welcome to reach out and contact us, we would love to hear from you!
This April, we began new partnerships and had amazing events for Fulfilling Destiny. Not to mention, more events in the works! Be sure to read through this newsletter to find out all about our past and future events. We are so excited to share all the great news and volunteer opportunities!Thank you for supporting us in our mission to end period poverty in our community.
Reminder: we allow volunteers to have socially distant packing parties, distribute Dignity Bags, and host virtual fundraisers or donation drives. If you are interested, please contact [email protected]
Awesome April Updates:
First, we would like to extend our greatest thanks to San Diego State University’s Student Nurses Association (SDSU SNA). They raised a total of $600 and over 300 individual period products! SDSU SNA also held their own socially distant outdoor packing party! We are so appreciative of your support and cannot wait for future partnerships!
Tory Burch held a fundraiser for Fulfilling Destiny as well! It was a wonderful one-day event, where a portion of sales were donated to our organization. We are deeply grateful for big partnerships like this and being able to raise awareness in our community! A big shoutout to our friend and long-time volunteer and board member, Bridget! Thank you very much for helping us with this fundraising event!
Team members, Nicole and Jas, distributed to San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD). Fulfilling Destiny donated over 800 Dignity Bags to students in need. We are so proud of you both for jumpstarting this huge project, great work! Check out Jas in the empty storage unit!
We are so excited to partner with SD Fridge Projects (@sdfridgeprojects). They strive to achieve food security by setting up a network of community fridges for all to use. They have events on May 1st and May 8th to help unsheltered folks get their stimulus checks. They will be distributing Dignity Bags there and at all of their community fridges in the near future! Thank you for all the great work that you do, we are happy to see our community come together to uplift others!
Check out these images from other distributions from Fulfilling Destiny founder, Eya!
On April 27th, Fulfilling Destiny partnered with JAG Kitchen Astra Club, HEC San Isidro and Altrusa International to host an educational presentation. This virtual presentation was all about the basic needs of menstrual hygiene products.
We love working with other organizations and local businesses! If you or your business/club would like to partner with us, feel free to contact us at [email protected]
Fulfilling Destiny Team Updates:
Staff of the Month goes to…
Jessica Palaganas, Executive Assistant of San Jose!
Jessica does such amazing work for Fulfilling Destiny in the Bay Area. She plays a pivotal role in our growth as an organization. Jessica began as a Fall 2020 intern, creating local partnerships in her area. She has continued her partnerships and helps coordinate our Internship Program. Thank you for all that you do, we are so very proud of you Jessica!
Get to know one of our Spring 2021 interns, Katherine Simon!
Katherine (she/her/hers) is one of our Community Outreach Interns! She is a junior at Mt. Carmel High School. She plans on majoring in Political Science, specifically in law if/when she goes to college. Katherine is interested in politics, she became more involved with policy initiatives by joining March For Our Lives San Diego and becoming a fellow for Civics Unplugged. She is the president of her school’s speech and debate club and plays an active role in her school’s community.
Katherine loves acting and all things theatre-related! She enjoys watching movies and creating Spotify playlists. She is passionate about volunteering, women’s rights, and racial equality. We are so happy to have her as an intern!
Host a Packing Party!
At Fulfilling Destiny, we have a goal of making 1,000 Dignity Bags every month and we need your help!
We would like you to gather up your quarantine friends or family for a Packing Party. We will give you all the materials needed for your Packing Party but you can also donate products as well and use them in your Dignity Bags!
Products we include in our Dignity Bags:
- Pads (regular and heavy)
- Tampons (regular and super)
- Flushable wipes
To schedule your own Packing Party, send us an email at [email protected]
Click here for a Guide to Hosting a Packing Party. It contains helpful information and instructions for a fun & successful day of packing! Check out these adorable pictures from previous volunteer Packing Parties!
Thank you all for a great month! So far, this year has been very exciting for us as an organization. Fulfilling Destiny continues to grow and build great community ties. We would not be here without your support. Thank you for your dedication and helping us in our mission to ensure that all menstruators experience their period with dignity!
Ways to Help:
- Get involved with Fulfilling Destiny! Packing parties are a fun way to get involved! You can also help by hosting a virtual fundraiser, donation drive, or helping us with distributions! For more information, please email [email protected]
- Monetary Donations – We are accepting donations. If you have the means to donate, we would greatly appreciate your help! Click here to donate
- Help us find a truck for Fulfilling Destiny! We are still in need of a truck! If anyone has a working truck that they would like to donate to us, we will be very grateful. The truck will help with our pick-ups and make distribution easier. If you are able to help, please contact us!
- Support our work! Follow us on our social media accounts to stay updated on our work and various volunteer opportunities (keep an eye out for new opportunities this Fall!). Listen and subscribe to The FD Podcast hosted by Jan-Marini Pacleb – YouTube and Spotify