Kensie Cares | Recipients Lee Watkins and The Homeless Period Project

We’re proud to recognize Lee Watkins as our Kensie Cares honoree for Q2, 2018! As evidenced by his unanimous nomination by the team, Lee’s dedication in supporting and going above and beyond for not just our clients, but for our team as well, has been his hallmark since joining KensieMae. In addition to his work with clients, Lee is an invaluable resource for our IDS teams and is always happy to jump in and help a teammate out. Whether it’s working on a custom solution, advanced code, or working with the programming team on the next great innovation, Lee’s willingness to go above and beyond embodies the spirit of the Kensie Cares initiative!

Ona Watkins, HPP - Phoenix Chapter Branch Manager, Holds the donation being Made on behalf of KensieMae employee Lee Watkins for The Homeless Period Project.

Ona Watkins, HPP - Phoenix Chapter Branch Manager, Holds the donation being Made on behalf of KensieMae employee Lee Watkins for The Homeless Period Project.

This amount of menstrual hygiene products pictured is just a fraction of what the KensieMae donation purchased! In all, A total of 400 period packs were assembled by ona watkins and HPP - Phoenix Chapter volunteers which were then distributed to local Charities that assist homeless women and girls.

This amount of menstrual hygiene products pictured is just a fraction of what the KensieMae donation purchased! In all, A total of 400 period packs were assembled by ona watkins and HPP - Phoenix Chapter volunteers which were then distributed to local Charities that assist homeless women and girls.

For his charity, Lee has chosen an extremely worthy organization and one in which he and his wife, Ona, are very vested in. The Homeless Period Project, for which Ona is the Phoenix Branch Manager, provides menstrual hygiene products to women and girls living in homeless shelters and on the street while educating and advocating to end the stigma of menstruation. The organization’s mission has recently expanded to advocate on behalf of all women as they’ve determined the need is far greater than once thought. The lack of access to menstrual hygiene for women is a problem that affects menstruation-age women of all ethnicities and in all communities, be it in schools, workplaces, and homes, sometimes even requiring some women to choose between food and hygiene.

The Homeless Period Project dauntlessly sets out to break this cycle with their outreach and many initiatives, such as hosting your own Period Party! A few months ago, KensieMae was extremely proud to make a $1000 donation to HPP - Phoenix Chapter on behalf of our Kensie Cares recipient, Lee, which allowed them to assemble 400 period packs that were then distributed to local charities that help homeless women and girls. We commend Ona, Lee, and all those who volunteer with HPP - Phoenix Chapter for their efforts in making such a positive impact in their community!

Congrats again to Lee on the Kensie Cares recognition, and well deserved!


Read more about The Homeless Period Project and their mission here.

In honor of the company’s namesake and her generosity and willingness to help others in need, KensieMae is very proud to promote our Kensie Cares program! Kensie Cares embodies the spirit of both rewarding our amazing team with a little well-deserved show of appreciation for their continued efforts, and at the same time helping provide some much-needed love and support for those less fortunate.

Each quarter, the KensieMae employee who has most shown and exemplified the quality of work, initiative, ingenuity, teamsmanship, and exceptional effort that KensieMae prides its reputation on (both to our Clients & Partners as well as internally), shall receive special recognition and, additionally, a $1000.00 donation will be made in that recipient’s name to the deserving charity of their choosing. This achievement will be announced on the company website, social media, and blogs as a proud display to all of the emphasis, importance, and value that KensieMae places on both its hard-working team and in giving back to the communities in which we live.