Period Promise Northumberland, a partnership of Northumberland United Way and Thrive Northumberland Coalition to End Violence Against Women, will celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day on Friday, May 28, as a global day of action to end period poverty and period stigma.
Throughout the month of May, Period Promise Northumberland has been actively campaigning to raise products for those in need with a community-wide collection campaign. Beginning on May 6 and continuing until June 3, you can donate period products, make a financial donation, or organize your own Period Promise collection.
Period Promise coordinators have also been hard at work to raise awareness around the issue of period poverty with presentations to municipal and regional councils across Northumberland County.
“We’re thankful to members of our local municipal and regional councils for their support in proclaiming Menstrual Hygiene Day across Northumberland County and for providing us with the platform to share the importance of our work locally,” says Bobbie Dawson, CEO, Northumberland United Way.
In Canada, almost one-quarter of Canadian women say they have struggled to afford menstrual products for themselves or their children (Plan International, Period Stigma Report, 2018). The Period Promise campaign in Northumberland County is working to change that locally.
How can you get involved in our campaign?
- Donate product at one of our safe drop-off locations
- Make a financial donation on our website: periodpromisenorthumberland.ca
- Run your own collection campaign. Contact Maggie for more information.
- Register for “Period Power, Period Pride,” a webinar hosted by Kristi Prince, ND, IBCLC, Nurturing Health, and learn what your period can tell you about your health
- Sign our Period Promise Policy Agreement
- Pledge your support and join our Community Action Group
- Continue the conversation about period poverty
- Celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day on May 28
Thank you to Nurturing Health Naturopathic Clinic, Nourish Boutique Spa, Cobourg Public Library, Salvation Army Port Hope, Foodland Cobourg, David’s No Frills and Community Care Northumberland for serving as a drop off locations during the campaign.
“Thank you as well to Dr Kristi Prince of Nurturing Health Naturopathic Clinic for hosting a webinar with all proceeds to support Period Promise Northumberland,” says Nicole Beatty, Project Coordinator, Thrive Northumberland. “During the webinar, attendees will have the chance to learn what periods can tell you about your health, and the power that comes with having a period.”
For additional information, please contact Maggie Darling at email@example.com or to learn more about Period Promise Northumberland at www.periodpromisenorthumberland.ca or World Menstrual Hygiene Day at https://menstrualhygieneday.org/