During the month of May, Thrive Causemetics is honored to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month! This is a special time to pay tribute to the many generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have enriched our country, and who continue to make a positive impact.
One of our exceptional Giving Partners, Ma’i Movement, is making a big difference in the lives of many who live in Hawai’i. Ma’i Movement provides and distributes free menstrual products to menstruators in need, and advocates for systemic change in the government, schools and community to end period poverty in Hawai’i. The founders behind this incredible organization are two sisters: Brandy-Lee & Nikki-Ann Yee.
Brandy & Nikki created Ma’i Movement after reading about the immense number of menstruators facing period poverty around the world. Being of Native Hawaiian ancestry, they had witnessed firsthand the struggles of local families, and they felt compelled to make a difference by starting with their local community. To date, they have provided products to serve more than 300,000 menstruators, and they are just getting started!
Thrive Causemetics was introduced to Ma’i Movement in May of 2021, by one of our team members. Last year, Ma’i Movement received a portion of the $10,000 cash donation made to charities supporting the AAPI community, and this blossomed into a beautiful partnership with an incredible organization. This month, with YOUR support, we sent over 10,000 Thrive Causemetics products valued at more than $200,000 to Ma’i Movement, which serves 6 different schools across Hawai’i. These items will be incorporated into their care kits, which provide access to menstrual products and education without financial burden, shame or stigma.
In honor of AAPI Month, Thrive Causemetics will be hosting an Instagram Live event with Ma’i Movement on Monday, 5/16 at 3:00 pm PST! Tune in to learn more about our partnership with Ma’i Movement, and the incredible work they are doing to support menstruators across Hawai’i!
How to watch the live event:
- Log in to your Instagram account, and go to the official Thrive Causemetics IG page @thrivecausemetics.
- The Thrive Causemetics logo will appear at the top of the page with a colorful ring around it and the word “Live”. Tap or click the logo to tune in!
- Make sure to engage by liking and commenting - we want to make our Giving Partner feel loved by the Thrive Causemetics community and show our appreciation for all they do!