Many girls are forced to miss school on the days of their menstrual cycle because they simply do not have access to the basic needs required to handle their periods. Girls Need You is an ongoing ABW project initiated by Lane Tomalty, owner of Copper Lane Hair Studios in partnership with central Alberta businesses. Together, we provide girls in Kenya with reusable feminine hygiene kits to make sure that they have everything they need to manage their period while still attending school. Funds raised go directly to a local sewing group in Kenya, generating an income for these entrepreneurs, who then create the hygiene kits, and ABW’s in-country project manager distributes the kits to girls who need them in the surrounding areas. Last year, we provided 720 kits—this year, we aim to provide 1,000 more kits for girls attending our schools. Click here to see more.