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PRESS RELEASE: March 20,2020

In Kamloops, BC nearly one in four Canadian women struggles to provide period products for themselves or for their children. This is Period Poverty and it exists here in Kamloops.

United Way TNC collaborated with over 40 sponsors and collected over 21,000 menstrual products (Tampons, Pads, Diva Cups) in the two weeks that the campaign ran.

The product and donations that United Way TNC raised through the Period Promise campaign, were distributed to Ask Wellness – SHOP program, YWCA – Women’s shelter, CMHA – second stage housing and shelter, Boys and Girls Club – life skills and first steps program, Kamloops Immigrant Services, ICS – Acadia youth outreach and shelter, Aboriginal Friendship Centre, Kamloops Pit Stop, and Elizabeth Fry second stage housing and supports for women and children.

United Way TNC is grateful for all the local love shown by our sponsors, and volunteers for collaborating and helping create a successful campaign to help eliminate period poverty.