United Way's Period Promise

News

  • Periods Don’t Stop for Pandemics; Period Promise Campaign Launching May 6

    The COVID-19 pandemic has made affording menstrual products more difficult. Job losses mean that more people than ever are struggling to purchase ...
  • Period Poverty Research Released

    United Way is proud to release the Period Promise Research Project Final Report today. Funded by the Government of BC, this research is providing...
  • United Way is prepping for our Period Promise collection – are you ready?

    United Way’s Period Promise Collection Drive runs May 6th-June 3rd If you’ve been helping out with United Way’s Period Promise campaign for a few ...
  • Vancity joins the Period Promise Movement

    United Way’s Period Promise campaign continues to make strides once thought impossible by getting free menstrual products into more places than eve...
  • United Way’s Period Promise broadens the impact of Local Love Food Hubs

    May 28th is Menstrual Hygiene Day, a day devoted to breaking taboos about menstruation and raising awareness about good menstrual hygiene. United W...
  • Period Promise gearing up to reduce period poverty

    Imagine being forced to choose between food and menstrual products. Or facing the daunting prospect of asking for pads when you’re in the midst of ...
  • Period Promise Research Project kicks off 

    People will soon have easier and more affordable access to menstrual products with the launch of the United Way Period Promise Research Project.  W...
  • Free menstrual products coming to BC schools, people in need

    Menstrual products will soon be free in all B.C. schools, with additional products made available to people experiencing period ...
  • Period Promise campaign makes profound impact

    After a remarkable four weeks, United Way’s Period Promise campaign, presented by Pacific Blue Cross, ended April 4. It resulted in...
  • Period Promise gains major momentum

    To help vulnerable people live with the dignity we all deserve, small acts of local love can make a big difference. That’s what inspired 17-year-ol...
  • New Westminster makes history with pads and tampons, endorses Period Promise

    In an historic decision, the Board of Education for New Westminster Schools voted to supply free pads and tampons in school bathrooms. The decision...
  • Ushering in a period of change

    Periods are a fact of life. Monthly menstruation products are a necessity. Sadly, across the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, too many people can’t afford them. These include young girls and single mothers, newcomers and refugees who face added levels of stigma and trans and gender non-conforming folks for whom this can be a compounding and overwhelming challenge.