Activists of Poly: Lauren Calderon

Photo courtesy of Lauren Calderon’s Instagram

Photo courtesy of Lauren Calderon’s Instagram

Over the past two summers, Lauren Calderon, Poly PACE senior, has run a successful Power to the Period community service project. Power to the Period is run by U by Kotex and with the objective to collect feminine hygiene products for homeless or needy women. She has collected a remarkable total of 8,792 products for donation.

Photo above featured on Seventeen magazine. Taken August 26, 2017

“I became involved with this campaign because I think all women deserve the right to have easy accessibility to menstrual hygiene. This is a campaign that I joined that encourages people, like myself, to collect products like pads, tampons, feminine wipes, etc., for women’s shelters in the community” said Calderon.

Some of the products from her most recent campaign have been donated to women in the Virgin Islands, who were left without feminine hygiene products in the face of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria.

Calderon still continues to accept donations and help out her Long Beach community.