Let It Bleed

Sister Supply takes on that time of the month.

Sister Supply was founded by Eli Cloud and Nikii Richey as a way to supply pads and tampons for those who need them, like high school students and the homeless. The goals of the organization are to destigmatize menstruation, to supply products for those who lack the financial means, and to provide information about sustainable products.

Next week, the group is holding “We Need You. Period,” a week-long series of events during which the group will be collecting money and menstrual products. On June 1st, 2-4 p.m., there will be a Period Pack Party at Shady Grove Presbyterian Church when volunteers will put together packs of one-month and three-month supply kits.

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Period Poverty

One Memphis grassroots organization wants to help eliminate period poverty here by improving women's access to sanitary products for menstruation.

Sister Supply, formed in 2015, provides pads, tampons, and underwear to women and girls who are homeless or living in poverty. It also works to de-stigmatize the discussion of periods and provide education about and access to sustainable menstrual products, such as washable pads.

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Two Memphis lawmakers are sponsoring legislation requiring schools to make feminine hygiene products available to girls for free.

State Sen. Sara Kyle and Rep. G.A. Hardaway, both Memphis Democrats, are carrying SB1046 and HB1483 in an effort to meet the needs of students and ensure they have hygiene products at school, especially for emergency situations.

“Let me tell you what happens to girls who need these products and can’t afford them. They’re not coming to school. It hurts their education,” Kyle said. “I could tell you plenty of stories in Memphis where girls just simply will not come to school.”

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Being a hostage to hygiene stifles the education and esteem that poor girls need

The Commercial Appeal sheds some light on the issue of period poverty in Memphis and Shelby County.

“The fact that Richey and Cloud started Sister Supply to help homeless women endure their menstrual cycles but that it now mostly helps schoolgirls speaks volumes about the pervasiveness of poverty in Shelby County.“

Click here to read the full article by Tonyaa Weathersbee originally published on September 18, 2018.

Sister Supply on ioby blog

We had the honor of being featured in ioby's learn from a Leader series.  Click here to check it out.

"The more specific your focus, the more people will be able to relate to your message and the easier it will be to talk about your project. It’s the “do one thing and do it well” philosophy." - Nikii Richey, co-founder, Sister Supply


The Flow Show - Two Old Friends

A benefit concert for Sister Supply

Featuring golden oldies from Sonny Gentry and George Parks. These guys have been playing music together for 52 years. It's bound to be a blast!!

$10 suggested donation. All donations go directly to Sister Supply, providing tampons, pads and panties to women in need. Necessities. Period.

June Donation For Trinity Community Coalition Outreach

Sister Supply's June Donation (pads, tampons & underwear) has been delivered to Trinity Community Coalition Outreach. 

This is our second delivery to Trinity and our first big underwear delivery ever. 

Learn more about Trinity, our worthy beneficiary, at

In May we delivered supplies to the Community Alliance for the Homeless (CAFTH). Learn more about the CAFTH