Period Promise Campaign 2020
Nobody should have to pick between feeding their family and being able to afford basic hygiene products. But nearly 1 in 4 Canadian women have struggled to buy period products for themselves or their children.
Period Promise is a United Way Campaign to help vulnerable people live with the dignity we all deserve.
In conjunction with the mandate of the government to eliminate period poverty, United Way TNC launched the Period promise campaign, designed to raise product and funds that will help to eliminate menstrual inequality. Between March 2 and 13th, 2020 our fantastic campaign crew led by Katie Neustaeter, United Way Marketing and Communications Director at the time and Volunteer lead Cindy Logan directed an amazing team of volunteers as they went into action helping us provide period products to those in need throughout Kamloops.
A special shout out in gratitude for the above and beyond efforts of the volunteer team who contributed so much to the success of this campaign including; Cindy Logan, Val Kidd, Michelle Marginet, Joanne McDaniel, Dawn Kayer, Natasha Lyndon, and Linda McNaughton.
United Way TNC collaborated with over 40 sponsors and collected over 21,000 Menstrual products to help eliminate Period Poverty
Donated products included; Tampons, Pads, Diva Cups and Days For Girls toiletry bags containing washable reusable protective underwear.
On March 13, 2020 the Period Promise wrap-up celebration was held at the Xchange. Between 8-12 pm organizations dropped off their collected product and joined us for a coffee and homemade baking from our very own kitchen at the Xchange.
Later between 1-5 pm Pick up of product by non-profit and community organizations began and they joined the wrap-up celebration.
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 Youth Shelter
Aboriginal Friendship Centre
Kamloops Pit Stop
Elizabeth Fry second stage housing and supports for women and children