Happy March everyone!
As we approach the one year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to extend our love to you all. Wherever you are and whatever you are going through, we hope that you find healing and happiness.
From all of us here at Fulfilling Destiny, we want to thank you for your support in empowering our community during these times. This past month, we have seen our community come together in powerful ways. We would not be able to make a difference without your help and support!. Keep reading to find out more ways to get involved and learn more about our new additions to the Fulfilling Destiny team!
February was outstanding! We had so many Dignity Bags assembled and distributed. Check out all the amazing volunteers and their packing parties!
First, we would like to give a big thank you to Jane Palmer Harris (@janepalmerh) who purchased and donated 4 boxes full of pads, tampons, liners, masks, wound care, hand sanitizer, along with emergency medications for Fulfilling Destiny. Thank you so very much
We would like to extend our greatest thanks to @travismanionfoundation Coronado HS Club for creating 656 dignity bags from 12,000 period products! Special shout out to Theresa (@tvitale) who connected us to Stephanie who hosted the packing party with all their amazing friends. For this event, all public health guidelines were followed to ensure safety. We are so blessed to have such an incredible Fulfilling Destiny family who see and hear our mission and go above and beyond trying to help us make it a reality.
The Travis Manion Foundation works to empower veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop character in future generations by creating a nation of purpose-driven individuals and thriving communities.
Special thank you to Dr. Yawo Ezunkpe for helping us transport all of the 656 Dignity Bags to our storage unit. We are so appreciative of you!
Fulfilling Destiny founder, Eya, did most of the Dignity Bag distributions for February. Thank you Eya, you are an inspiration!
Lastly, another heartfelt thank you to Bridget, Miranda (@mirandamray), their husbands, and kids for hosting a packing party. Together, they assembled 211 tampon Dignity Bags and 98 Dignity Bags! Thank you all for your dedication and hard work, we appreciate you!
Please welcome one of our newest Community Outreach Interns!
Amran Elmi (she/her/hers)
Amran is in her last semester at San Diego State University where she will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. She plans on continuing her studies to become a doctor (Insha’Allah) who truly cares for the future of her patients and hopes to provide better healtH care to underserved communities. She is a co-founder of Muslim Student Association (MSA) Club at San Diego City College where they advocated for a mediation room for Muslims and non-Muslims to pray.
She is a passionate person who is looking forward to changing people’s lives whether it is through small or large ways.
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!
To participate, 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 and successful day of packing
Other Ways to Help:
We are still accepting donations. If you have the means to donate, we would greatly appreciate your help!
Reminder, we are always looking for volunteers. Packing parties are a fun way to get involved and can be done with all of your quarantine pals! You can also help by hosting a virtual fundraiser, donation drive, or helping us with distributions.
Fulfilling Destiny is 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 a little easier. If you are able to help, please contact us!
Thank You! We are so excited to see our organization grow and build new connections within our community. We have been able to expand our support to menstruators across Northern and Southern California. Thank you for your dedication and support in our mission to ensure that all menstruators experience their period with dignity. Let’s continue to build and grow together!
Links you may find interesting:
- Period Journey Story – message us to submit a period journey story of your own!
- Period poverty: Scotland first in
worldto make period products free
- New Zealand Will Offer Free Sanitary Products At Schools To Fight Period Poverty
- The Bloody Truth about Period Poverty in America Documentary(22 min)