Periods are a fact of life.
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.
Periods don’t stop for pandemics. The pandemic has worsened period poverty for vulnerable populations with more people having to choose between menstrual hygiene products and other essentials, like food. Lack of access to public washrooms, school closures and other pandemic-related barriers make it even more difficult for people who menstruate to access the products they need.
Tampon Tuesday, a collaboration between United Way, the Peterborough & District Labour Council and Bell Media’s Pure Country 105 and Move 99.7 is an initiative in it’s sixth year locally that mobilizes local citizens to be a part of the solution.
Tampon Tuesday 2023
We are extremely thankful to all of the corporate teams, schools, labour unions and individuals who collected and donated to the 2023 Tampon Tuesday collection drive.
Alongside our partners Peterborough and District Labour Council, Peterborough’s MOVE99.7, Peterborough’s Pure Country, Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board and Kawartha Food Share, we were able to collect 23,030 pads, tampons, liners, cups and personal care items in just 3 hours! Kawartha Food Share is thrilled to be able to move these through our community so that people who are struggling to afford these basic hygiene items can manage their periods with dignity.
Get involved and make a difference
We are asking everybody to be a part of the solution. It’s easy to help. Financial gifts make it possible for us to purchase tampons, pads, cups, and underwear, and donated product can quickly get into the hands of somebody who needs it. You can make a monetary gift and we will do the shopping for you! Click the Donate Now link below to give your gift to our 2023 Tampon Tuesday event!
You can also organize a Tampon Tuesday Collection in the community or at your workplace. If you are back to in person at your workplace, download and print this Collection Poster to gather your co-worker’s contributions and then drop them off to us on the above date for distribution through Kawartha Food Share to local agencies who provide vital supports and services for women here in our community.
For more information, please contact:
Sara Mountenay, Development & Communications Officer
Desk:705-742-8839 x 25