United Way’s Period Promise campaign will make a difference

Our goal is to increase access to free menstrual products in our community so that everybody who menstruates can go to work, get to school, access services, and stay connected to their community.

You can help.

The Period Promise campaign has three main goals:

  1. Let’s get people talking about period poverty.

Help spread the word that a lack of access to menstrual products can stop people from reaching their full potential. It can be a barrier to participation at work, school, and other activities. Let’s ask ourselves why this should be the norm–then challenge ourselves to make changes for the better.

  1. Encourage employers and workplaces to address the issue in an immediate, concrete way.

It’s simple: if you can, offer your employees and customers free menstrual products. If you’re ready to make this change, take the Policy Promise.

  1. Help us get donated menstrual products to local agencies that cannot afford them.

Every donation of tampons, pads, cups, or underwear raises awareness, reduces stigma, and tackles the vulnerability and isolation caused by period poverty. And financial contributions help us purchase products so that we can get them to people in our community.

Want to help? Join us on May 25 at Save-on-Foods Saanich Plaza (3510 Blanshard St.), when we’ll be filling a BC Transit bus with menstrual products that we’ll share with our community partners.