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o.b. Share It Forward program

October 20, 2011

I’m loyal to only a few brands: Apple, Dove shampoo & conditioner, and Gap jeans to name a few. One brand I’ve used for years and refuse to switch is o.b. tampons. When the opportunity arose to help o.b. spread their message for a good cause, I figured why not? The o.b. brand helps me once a month; this is my chance to give them a hand!

I’m participating in the o.b. Share It Forward program.
The o.b. Share It Forward program is a Facebook application created through the o.b. fan page. On it, you may share a message about Huru international, which helps raise money for a good cause. Visit the Facebook application here! Each time you share, o.b. will donate $1! Your shared message looks like this:

What is Huru International?
I’ve written about this issue before, so you might be familiar with it.  Many girls worldwide do not have regular access to sanitary protection.  This can lead to lack of education, as girls must stay home from school during menstruation.  Since 2008, Huru International has created a sustainable, cost-effective solution to this issue.  o.b. has paired with Huru International to spread this message of providing girls with resources in order to further their education.

According to a Huru fact sheet, each Huru Kit comes packaged in a drawstring bag that doubles as a backpack, and includes:

  • Eight reusable sanitary pads
  • Three pairs of underwear
  • Detergent-grade soap to wash the sanitary pads
  • A resealable, waterproof bag to safely store used sanitary pads
  • Educational insert focused on proper Huru pad care and usage
  • Life-saving HIV/AIDS prevention information

o.b.’s goal is to raise $25,000 for Huru International, which would equal 8,000 reusable sanitary pads. For every user who shares the message about Huru International’s mission with their network of Facebook friends, the o.b. brand will donate $1 to Huru.

I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of o.b. and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

One Comment leave one →
  1. October 20, 2011 9:18 am

    Awesome! I love this. And REALLY love that that they are giving reusable pads. There was a brand a few years ago (Always?) that was giving tons of disposable pads to African girls, but it was actually a problem, because waste disposal is an issue in some areas. Not to mention, it costs money to continue to buy disposable pads.

    Anyway. Awesome!

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