In celebration of Menstrual Hygiene Day, United Way is thrilled to announce that Period Promise Northumberland’s community-wide campaign collected 8,356 menstrual hygiene products and raised over $600. These incredible contributions will be dedicated to putting an end to period poverty in our community.
Throughout the entire month of May, residents of Northumberland County were invited to participate in the collection campaign by making financial donations or dropping off menstrual products at one of the 11 convenient locations across the community:
- Cobourg: Cobourg Public Library, The Squishy Goose, The Poplars Practitioners, David’s No Frills, Nourish Boutique Spa, Starbucks Cobourg, Northumberland United Way
- Port Hope: Salvation Army, Port Hope and District Chamber of Commerce
- Brighton: RE/MAX Quinte Ltd. Brighton Office
- Colborne: Lofty Butter Company
“We would like to sincerely thank everyone who participated in our Menstrual Hygiene Day Collection Campaign,” says Maggie Darling, Acting Executive Director, Northumberland United Way. “Together, we are breaking down barriers and ensuring that everyone has access to the menstrual products they need.”
While the collection campaign has come to a close, Period Promise Northumberland remains committed to their mission. Here’s how you can stay involved and contribute to their ongoing efforts:
- Make a donation: Period Promise Northumberland accepts menstrual products throughout the year.
- Make a financial donation. You can donate online at mynuw.org
- Run a collection campaign. Contact Chelsea at email@example.com
- Are you a business owner? Sign our agreement and commit to offering products for free in your washrooms.
- Check out the Menstruation in the Community report: https://www.mynuw.org/menstruation-in-the-community-survey/
- Keep the conversation going: Talk with your family, friends, and loved ones about period poverty in our community.
Period Promise, a program of Northumberland United Way supported by Thrive Northumberland, aims to address the issue of period poverty in the community while advocating for social change. Since the programs launch in 2020, Period Promise Northumberland has distributed over 30,000 menstrual hygiene products to individuals, families, and non-profits locally.
If you are a not-for-profit organization in need of menstrual products for your clients, please reach out to Chelsea at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. To learn more about Period Promise Northumberland and their impactful initiatives, please visit www.periodpromisenorthumberland.ca.