Menstruation products are a basic necessity. But if you’re living in poverty – or vulnerable in other ways – access to tampons, pads, cups or menstrual underwear, can be challenging. Tampon Tuesday is a program about dignity.

With the cost of living on the rise the priority of food, housing or bills overtakes that of menstrual products. In fact, menstrual hygiene products are one of the most requested, yet least donated items at food banks. Understandably, low-income individuals find it difficult to budget for this monthly expense. Many simply cannot afford them.

The eighth annual Tampon Tuesday collaboration between United Way,  the Peterborough & District Labour Council and Bell Media’s Pure Country 105 and Move 99.7 and Kawartha Food Share was  an overwhelming success!  Thanks to this caring community who came together to collect menstrual products at their workplaces or through thier community group network and to individuals who picked up product and donated to the collection drive on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 , more than 20,000 pads, tampons, diva cups, liners and period underwear were donated for distribution by Kawartha Food Share this year.

We want to extend a huge thank you to all of the local businesses who hosted public drop off locations:

  • Bell Media Office – 59 George Street

  • Alternatives Community Program Services – 270 Braidwood Avenue

  • Sullivan’s IDA – 71 Hunter Street

  • Westmount Pharmacy – 1293 Clonsilla Avenue

Their generosity had a huge impact, allowing individuals and groups an easy way to get teir donated menstrual products into the hands of those who need support in accessing them!

About Tampon Tuesday

Inaccessible menstrual products translate to isolation, mental duress, sick days and missed opportunities.

United Way makes period products accessible so community members don’t have to face the pressures that come with the lack of safe products. Physical and financial donations are collected and provided to community partners, foodbanks and local agencies across Peterborough City and County.

Make a monetary donation

Missed this year’s product drive? You can still be part of the solution. Financial gifts make it possible for us to purchase tampons, pads, cups, and underwear, to add to donated product.  You can make a monetary donation HERE and we will do the shopping for you!

Join us and tell every person their basic needs matter, PERIOD.

For more information, please contact:

Anne Ondercin- Director of Philanthropy

Mobile: 705-313-3185
Desk: 705-742-8839 x 30

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