Periods Don’t Stop for Pandemics; Period Promise Campaign Launching May 1
The COVID-19 pandemic has made affording menstrual products more difficult. Job losses mean that more people than ever are struggling to purchase the menstrual products they need. United Way’s Period Promise campaign, presented locally with our partners Tampax©, Always©, Grand & Toy, and the Soroptimist International of Central Alberta offers a solution.
Central Albertans like you can tackle period poverty May 1st to May 28th by giving financially, donating period products, or organizing your own Period Promise collection campaign. This year, United Way is calling on Central Alberta residents to collect menstrual products – or their equivalent in financial donations – so we can distribute more product to community organizations across the region.
Take action: access the period promise campaign toolkit.
Period Promise at the frontline
Research has found that more than 95% of community organizations are asked by their clientele if they provide free menstrual products or know where they can be found. The United Way’s Period Promise campaign provides menstrual products to frontline organizations.
Every donation of tampons, pads, cups, or underwear raises awareness, reduces stigma, and tackles the vulnerability and isolation caused by period poverty.
You can get involved: help us collect menstrual products from May 1st to May 28th.
United Way’s Period Promise aims to provide menstrual products to anyone who needs them, because no one should have to choose between food and period products.
Take action today: access the period promise campaign toolkit.