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Period Promise Northumberland Launches 4th Annual Collection Campaign to End Period Poverty

Period Promise Northumberland is excited to celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day this year with the launch of their 4th annual Community-Wide Collection Campaign and, new this year, an educational presentation featuring a local Naturopathic doctor.

Starting May 1 and running until May 31, 2024, Northumberland County residents are encouraged to donate menstrual products, make a financial donation, or organize their own Period Promise collection campaign to help individuals, families, and non-profit organizations who struggle to afford these products each month.

Donations can be dropped off at one of their partner locations across Northumberland County, including: 

  • Cobourg: Cobourg Public Library, Community Care Northumberland, Community Living & Respite Northumberland, Ed’s House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre, Nurturing Health, Oxygen Yoga & Fitness, Starbucks Cobourg, United Way Northumberland, YMCA Northumberland
  • Port Hope: Community Living & Respite Northumberland, Port Hope and District Chamber of Commerce, OATC Port Hope
  • Colborne: Lofty Butter Company
  • Campbellford: Community Care Northumberland
  • Brighton: Community Care Northumberland

In addition to the collection campaign, United Way Northumberland is hosting the first of many speakers’ series on May 28, 2024, at the Cobourg Public Library. This event will focus on taking charge of your hormonal health, featuring Dr. Logan Iannarilli, ND, from Nurturing Health Naturopathic Clinic in Cobourg. Dr. Logan will deliver an exclusive presentation covering various aspects of hormonal health, including the menstrual cycle – how to track it, what’s normal, and how to support your body during your period. Additionally, Dr. Logan will address common issues such as PMS, painful periods, PCOS, perimenopause, and more.

“I support Period Promise Northumberland as it promotes menstrual health equity. Periods are a natural and normal part of life. Access to menstrual hygiene products, education, and support is essential for everyone,” said Dr. Logan Iannarilli, ND, of

Nurturing Health Naturopathic Clinic. “Join me on May 28 to learn more about your period and how you can take charge of your hormonal health!”

Proceeds from ticket sales for this event will support Period Promise Northumberland, furthering its mission to provide menstrual products to those in need in the community.

How can you get involved: 

  • Donate product at one of the drop-off locations
  • Make a financial donation. You can donate online at
  • Register for “Taking Charge of Your Hormonal Health” event on May 28, 2024, at
  • Run a collection campaign. Contact Chelsea at
  • Are you a business owner? Sign our agreement and commit to offering products for free in your washrooms

Period Promise, a program of United Way Northumberland, aims to address the issue of period poverty in the community while advocating for social change. Since its launch in 2020, Period Promise Northumberland has distributed over 50,000 menstrual products to those in need, making a significant impact on the lives of individuals without access to these essential items.

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