Period Promise menstrual supplies collection drive

Saturday, May 28th, is Menstrual Hygiene Day, a global day to raise awareness around access to menstrual products.

Did you know? Over 22% of people who menstruate have missed work because they couldn’t afford period products.

We believe that having a period should never prevent someone from fully participating in daily life. And yet, we know that missing school or work because of a period is a reality for many Winnipeggers living on a low income.

Period poverty is a harsh reality for many. You can help.

 

Supporting United Way Winnipeg’s Period Promise campaign is one way you can help build healthy, caring and inclusive communities.

Host a Period Promise Collection Drive and help ensure that menstrual products are accessible to those who need them, when they need them.

United Way Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Labour Council are joining forces to collect donations of menstrual products for people in our community. We’re inviting workplaces, unions, and all Winnipeggers to join us in mobilizing for the elimination of period poverty.

We are committed to making it easier for everyone to access the menstrual products they need. Every donation raises awareness, reduces stigma, and tackles the vulnerability and isolation caused by period poverty.

Join us! Here’s how you can show your support:

  1. Host a Period Promise drive and let your colleagues, family, and friends know that you’re collecting donations of new menstrual products. Tell us about your drive and we’ll share some promotional materials to help you spread the word.
  2. Bring donations of new, unopened packs of menstrual pads, tampons, cups, and other menstrual products to one of the drop off locations listed below.
  3. Make a monetary gift to support the purchase of new menstrual products for people in our community. Donations can be made by contacting the Winnipeg Labour Council by email or over the phone at 204-942-0522.
  4. Help raise awareness for #periodpromise on social media. Follow @unitedwaywinnipeg and @WinnipegLabourCouncil to like and share our Period Promise posts.

Where can I drop off donations?

Donations of new, unopened packs of menstrual products – pads, tampons, cups & more! – are being accepted at United Way Winnipeg and Winnipeg Labour Council until Friday, June 24th.

United Way Winnipeg
580 Main Street
Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm

Please note: Free parking is available in the parking lot behind United Way Winnipeg. Our building is currently closed to the public; please use the buzzer next to the door upon arrival.

Winnipeg Labour Council
504-275 Broadway (Union Centre)
Hours: 9:00am-4:00pm

If you have any questions, or would like more information about hosting a Period Promise drive, please send us an email or give us a call at 204-477-5360.

Together, we can help put an end to period poverty.