Many women in the United States don’t think twice about going to the store to purchase feminine products. With many options in brands, sizes, colors and even fragrance, we forget others around the world do not have such a luxury. Cora changes the way women receive products, providing a healthier, more sustainable way that is good for the environment and body.
Founder Molly Hayward traveled the world and took notice of how girls and women in poverty are negatively affected by their natural monthly occurrence of menstruation, with some using tree bark, newspapers, old mattress padding and even animal dung as makeshift menstrual products. Creating the Cora brand, Hayward knew social impact needed to be the concentration of her business model.
Cora aims to empower girls around the word by providing health education and organic cotton pads, tampons and liners to those unable to purchase them for themselves. For each month’s supply Cora sells, they provide products to a girl in need.
Some of new products not specifically for that time of the month include a Calming Body Oil made of lavender, marjoram and sage with a roller ball for a mess-free application; and a Period Balm that sooths and warms the skin upon application. Both of these products help ease the uncomfortable aches and bloating that come with having a monthly period.
The Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card recently launched BoldFamilyTravel.Chase.com, an interactive, online resource allowing families to plan future travel together. The launch followed the Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card Survey of parents and grandparents that revealed most parents believe children are important resources for planning family vacations and that one-third of parents don’t currently involve their children in planning but would like to.
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit now offers a new, 90-minute Mexican Doll Workshop perfect for families. Children are invited to design their own Mexican rag doll using colored ribbons and fabrics. Offering a unique bonding experience for families, the workshop also supports the local community and honors the indigenous women who started the craft.
Valley Forge National Historical Park is a great place to bring your history-loving family. Located in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, the park is the site of the 1777–1778 winter encampment of the Continental army during the American Revolutionary War. Today, the 3,500-acre park boasts trails, replicas and other historical markers perfect for learning more about Valley Forge’s place in our nation’s history.