o.b. Share It Forward

November 12, 2011 by  
Filed under Mom Central, Product Reviews

We have become a society of modern day conveniences.  Everything has sort of evolved, something as simple as a toothbrush has even changed over the years, to the more compact and newer model.  Being female, when I think of that inevitable time of the month, the last thing I want to be is uncomfortable with the personal feminine protection products I am using.  I know how horrible cramps, bloating and moodiness can make you feel.  Could you imagine being without the modern convenience of a maxi pad or tampon?  I do believe we are pretty spoiled, because in some countries, women go without these things.  I cannot even imagine not having what I needed during that time of the month.

For millions of girls in developing countries, sanitary protection is a luxury item, that we just toss in our grocery cart when we need it. Unable to afford sanitary protection,  young woman in these countries resort to dangerous alternatives or simply avoid school for the duration of their periods.  They are missing out on valuable education necessary for change  and increasing their susceptibility  to poverty and disease, including HIV.

Recognizing a very overlooked problem,  the o.b. Brand has created a Share It Forward Facebook campaign to raise money and awareness for Huru International, a non-profit organization that provides at-risk young girls in developing countries with the resources and knowledge they need to complete their education and safeguard their health. Now through November, the o.b. Brand will donate $1 (up to $25,000) for every person who visits the o.b. Outreach Tab on the mighty. small.™ movement Facebook page and “Shares” a message about Huru International’s mission.

In these countries, twenty five thousand dollars could buy a lot of these much needed products and help to provide the education these woman need.  I think this is a great cause and helping out couldn’t get any easier than visiting the mighty. small.™ movement Facebook page and sharing a message about Huru International’s mission. What a great reminder about appreciating the little things in life that we are all guilty of taking for granted.

“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.”