About Period Promise
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.
The Period Promise campaign by United Way mobilizes local citizens to be a part of the solution.
The Period Promise campaign takes place from March 7 to April 4, 2019.
You can take part in several ways
- 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. Learn more here.
However you choose to participate, you can reduce vulnerability and isolation caused by period poverty. Together, we can help people live with the dignity we all deserve, creating healthier, more caring and inclusive communities.
This is local love in action.
This is our Period Promise.
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History and partnerships
Tampon Tuesday: For the past two years in March, United Way of the Lower Mainland has led a local “Tampon Tuesday” initiative, a drive to collect and distribute donated menstrual products for people in need. Now operating locally as Period Promise, organizers and supporters continue to collect and distribute donations, while advocating for free menstrual products in common spaces.
Labour: Period Promise has garnered incredible community support, especially from the labour movement. Unions like the Health Sciences Association, CUPE locals and teachers’ unions, as well as labour councils, are leading the way in improving access to menstrual products.
Thanks to Vancity for supporting the research and development of the Period Promise Policy.