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By TOM Feminine Pads
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What is a prototype?

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Proof of Concept

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Appearance Prototype

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Design Prototype

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Special Thanks To:

  • Ashlee Lai - Yoga Instructor/Actress
  • Derek Tran - Videographer
  • Arup Sanyal - Animator

Risks and challenges

In terms of manufacturing and shipping, there may be delays as with all things. That being said, we are using custom machinery to infuse the material with current pad specifications. A problem previously arose while making our sample batch causing the machines to get jammed due to the particles of our material being too small. We have since then fixed that and we don't expect to see it happening again. However unlikely, we still need to mention the possibility of manufacturing delays.

Shipping should be no problem either, however there is still always a chance of issues with shipping. We hope you will understand the challenges we may face, however slim that chance may be.

Another obstacle TOM will be facing is the determination of which classification the FDA puts us under. If we go through the 513(g) process and become labeled as a Class I medical device, which we believe will be the case, we will be ready to bring the product to market!

If however, they deem us as a Class II medical device for whatever reason, we will have to go through a more intensive testing process with clinical studies. We are not accounting for the cost of the clinical studies into our campaign as those prices are unpredictable and could reach astronomical numbers far reaching what we are currently able to afford. I'd like to thank everyone ahead of time for contributing to this cause. If funding surpasses our goal, the extra funds will help us fast-track to get through this process.

As we attempt to go through the FDA process, we are not able to claim that the rewards you will be receiving as a FDA-cleared product.
However, through our own rigorous testing, we know that it is completely safe, effective, and ready for use. By agreeing to back our project, you agree that: the choice of what you do with your product is up to you, therefore, we CAN NOT be held liable for ANY damages our products may cause.

When this project is successfully funded, you WILL be put as our priority and receive the promised products as soon as possible! Thank you for your support!

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    A Big Thank You!

    Every Dollar Counts! A Small Startup Like Ours Truly Appreciates Anything That Could Help Build The Dream :) A Big Thank You AND Personal Email From Nancy and Frank!

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    Support A Cause And Show Your Love!

    A Small Gift Of Love: Support our mission and give the gift of confidence to a young lady :)

    One lucky girl In India will receive a month-long supply of much needed feminine pads. Every little bit counts!

    For your kindness, we will also have a dedicated Thank You section created on our site with your name listed!

    The Pledge amount covers all labor and distribution costs, as well as all taxes and fees.

    *Add $3 for each additional young woman you are willing to help.

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    Support A Cause And Let Us Match You!

    A Small Gift Of Love: Support our mission and give the gift of confidence to a young lady :)

    One lucky girl In India will receive a month-long supply of much needed feminine pads. Every little bit counts!

    For every 5 young ladies you donate to, we will match your kindess and give to 5 additional young ladies!

    *Add $5 for each additional young woman you are willing to help.

    For your kindness, we will also have a dedicated Thank You section created on our site with your name and donation listed!

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    Pledge $9 or more About $9

    Month-Long Supply Of TOM Pads!

    ***Save 10% off retail!***

    For The Price Of A Chipotle Burrito with Guac, Get A Month Long Supply Of TOM Pads!

    (Even at full retail price, our prices are more affordable than the leading brand of organic pads!)

    Your Choice Of:

    A) 2 Packs of TOM Pads - REGULAR
    *Details per pack = 10-Count Pads (245mm) With Wings.
    [Total of 20 pads!]

    B) 2 Packs of TOM Pads - OVERNIGHT
    *Details Per Pack: 8-Count Pads (290mm) with Wings.
    [Total of 16 pads!]

    [Future Retail Price: $10 + taxes + shipping.]

    Note: Dimension and Weight per pack are comparable to other leading brands. A month long supply assumes an average of 18-20 pads per month!

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    EARLY BIRD: 40% OFF! 4-Month Supply!

    ***EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Save 40% off retail!***

    For the price of three casual meals, you or a loved one won't have to worry for a whole 122 days of the year! Some things are worth splurging on ;)

    Your Choice Of:

    A) 8 Packs of TOM Pads - REGULAR
    *Details per pack = 10-Count Pads (245mm) With Wings.
    [Total of 80 pads!]

    B) 8 Packs of TOM Pads - OVERNIGHT
    *Details Per Pack: 8-Count Pads (290mm) with Wings.
    [Total of 64 pads!]

    C) 8 Mixed Packs Of TOM Pads- Includes 4 boxes of Regular pads and 4 boxes Overnight pads!

    [Future Retail Price: $40 + taxes + shipping.]

    *Mean total coverage duration, including off days!

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    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    4-Month Supply of TOM Pads! 8 Packs!

    ***Save 25% off retail!***

    Be taken care of for a whole 122 days of a year! That costs less than a quarter a day!

    Your Choice Of:

    A) 8 Packs of TOM Pads - REGULAR
    *Details per pack = 10-Count Pads (245mm) With Wings.
    [Total of 80 pads!]

    B) 8 Packs of TOM Pads - OVERNIGHT
    *Details Per Pack: 8-Count Pads (290mm) with Wings.
    [Total of 64 pads!]

    C) 8 Mixed Packs Of TOM Pads- Includes 4 boxes of Regular pads and 4 boxes Overnight pads!

    [Future Retail Price: $40 + taxes + shipping.]

    *Mean total coverage duration, including off days!

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    8-Month Supply + Charity Option!

    For those who want the best of both worlds!

    Select this package to be able to try our pads and give to the cause!

    ***Save 30% off retail!***

    For 240 days, TOM will be there by your side!

    Your Choice Of:

    A) 16 Packs of TOM Pads - REGULAR
    *Details per pack = 10-Count Pads (245mm) With Wings.

    B) 16 Packs of TOM Pads - OVERNIGHT
    *Details Per Pack: 8-Count Pads (290mm) with Wings.

    C) 16 Mixed Packs Of TOM Pads- Includes 8 boxes of Regular pads and 8 boxes Overnight pads!

    [Future Retail Price: $80 + taxes + shipping.]

    Storage Dimension: 0.3 Cubic Feet (approx.)
    Weight: 2.89 pounds (approx.)

    *Mean total coverage duration, including off days!

    Add $2.80 for each girl you can help!

    For those who want to give to the young women in India and try our pads, simply add any additional $2.80 for each young lady you can afford to help!

    We will greatly appreciate any contributions you provide.

    Any additional Pledge amount over the original pledge costs covers all labor, distribution, taxes, and fees of the donation.

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    Kindness Package For 25 Girls!

    Kindness Package: Give the gift of confidence to a young lady :) 25 girls will receive a month-long supply of much needed feminine pads. These girls will truly get to appreciate your wholehearted kindness!

    For your kindness, we will also have a dedicated Thank You section created on our site with your name listed!

    The Pledge amount covers all labor and distribution costs, as well as all taxes and fees.

    *Add $2.80 for an additional young woman you can afford to help :)

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    Pledge $84 or more About $84

    Second Early Bird Special!!!

    ***Early Bird Special! Save 40% off retail!***

    14-Month Supply

    Your Choice Of:

    A) 28 Packs of TOM Pads - REGULAR
    *Details per pack = 10-Count Pads (245mm) With Wings.

    B) 28 Packs of TOM Pads - OVERNIGHT
    *Details Per Pack: 8-Count Pads (290mm) with Wings.

    C) 28 Mixed Packs Of TOM Pads- Includes 14 boxes of Regular pads and 14 boxes Overnight pads!

    [Future Retail Price: $140 + taxes + shipping.]

    Storage Dimension: 0.54 Cubic Feet (approx.)
    Weight: 5.06 pounds (approx.)

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    Pledge $91 or more About $91

    14-Month Supply Of TOM Pads! 28 Packs!

    ***Save 35% off retail!***

    Your Choice Of:

    A) 28 Packs of TOM Pads - REGULAR
    *Details per pack = 10-Count Pads (245mm) With Wings.

    B) 28 Packs of TOM Pads - OVERNIGHT
    *Details Per Pack: 8-Count Pads (290mm) with Wings.

    C) 28 Mixed Packs Of TOM Pads- Includes 14 boxes of Regular pads and 14 boxes Overnight pads!

    [Future Retail Price: $140 + taxes + shipping.]

    Storage Dimension: 0.54 Cubic Feet (approx.)
    Weight: 5.06 pounds (approx.)

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    Love Package for 75 Girls In India!

    Love Package: Everyone deserves love. It's even more powerful coming from strangers! 75 girls will receive a month-long supply of much needed feminine pads. These girls will truly get to appreciate your wholehearted kindness!

    For your kindness, we will have a dedicated Thank You section created on our site, under the top donors, with your name listed!

    The Pledge amount covers all labor and distribution costs, as well as all taxes and fees.

    *Add $2.00 for each additional young woman you can afford to help. For every 2 girls you donate to, we will donate to 1! :)

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    Pledge $165 or more About $165

    28-Month Supply Of TOM Pads! 56 Packs!

    ***Save 40% off retail!***

    Your Choice Of:

    A) 56 Packs of TOM Pads - REGULAR
    *Details per pack = 10-Count Pads (245mm) With Wings.

    B) 56 Packs of TOM Pads - OVERNIGHT
    *Details Per Pack: 8-Count Pads (290mm) with Wings.

    [Future Retail Price: $280 + taxes + shipping.]

    C) 56 Mixed Packs Of TOM Pads- Includes 28 boxes of Regular pads and 28 boxes Overnight pads!

    Storage Dimension: 1.1 Cubic Feet (approx.)
    Weight: 10.5 pounds (approx.)

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    Pledge $450 or more About $450

    Sponsor Two Entire Schools In India!

    The world needs more compassionate people.

    On your behalf, we will donate a month long supply of feminine pads to 150 girls in India! As an added bonus, we'll donate enough for an extra 150 girls for a total of 300 girls! To put that in perspective, $1.50 will help each of the 300 girls for a whole month :) For secondary school (ages 14-17) in India, there is an average of 300 students per school, half of which are girls. With your pledge, together we will sponsor two entire schools!

    In exchange for your kindness, we will have an exclusive dedicated Thank You section created on our site with your name listed at the very top!

    This Pledge amount covers all labor and distribution costs, as well as all taxes and fees.

    We truly appreciate your compassion for those in need.

    *Add $1.50 for each young woman you can afford to help! For every individual you donate to, we will donate to another as well! :)

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    Mastermind Session With The Founder!

    You and a partner will have an opportunity to meet with Frank, the founder of TOM, over lunch and coffee in Los Angeles! We can discuss anything! Current products, products in development, potential partnerships, investment opportunities, or just hang out and connect! :)

    *Travel expenses not included*

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Funding period

- (45 days)