Periods are a fact of life.
Menstruation products are a basic necessity. But if you’re living in poverty – or vulnerable in other ways – access to tampons, pads, cups or menstrual underwear, can be challenging.
Periods don’t stop for pandemics. The pandemic has worsened period poverty for vulnerable populations with more people having to choose between menstrual hygiene products and other essentials, like food. Lack of access to public washrooms, school closures and other pandemic-related barriers make it even more difficult for people who menstruate to access the products they need.
The Period Promise campaign by United Way mobilizes local citizens to be a part of the solution.
You can take part in several ways:
You can also organize a Period Promise campaign to collect donations in your community. This year the need in your community is even greater. United Way Halton & hamilton is hosting product drop off at 4 locations on the following dates:
Hamilton Location: March 30th drop off
ATU Local 108 Union Hall
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
1005 King Street East, Hamilton
Oakville Location: March 30th drop off
Oakville & District Labour Council/Unifor Local 707 Union Hall
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
475 North Service Rd E, Oakville
Milton Location: People can continue to drop off product any time now until the end of the month, Saturday July 31.
Town of Milton
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
150 Mary St, Milton ON
Halton Hills Locations: People can continue to drop off product any time now until the end of the month, Saturday July 31.
9 Church St., Georgetown
17 River St., Acton
*Hours of operation fluctuate daily. Please check online at www.hhpl.on.ca
Burlington Location: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
United Way Community Donation Warehouse
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
3057 Mainway, Burlington (around back of of the loading dock)
- Give financially, or donate period products like tampons, pads, cups, menstrual underwear.
- You can also organize a Period Promise campaign to collect donations in your community.
- If you are an elected representative, executive, union leader or business owner, commit to providing free menstrual hygiene products to anyone accessing your facilities.
Contact us now to learn more.