The United Way Period Promise campaign was one of our chosen charities to recieve a donation this year. See below for a good news story update!
More than a month ago we launched our 2021 Period Promise Collection Campaign, presented by Pacific Blue Cross. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to make a lot of shifts to the campaign so that we could run a collection and help keep everybody safe. We didn’t know how it would go, but we’re grateful to all of you who joined us in the effort, and we’re excited to share our preliminary results – with something more final coming next month.
This year’s campaign is the biggest that we have ever run, and it isn’t even done yet! We’ll reach out in the coming weeks once we finalize our counts of product and donations, and once a few more campaigns are wrapped up. It couldn’t have been done without all of you helping out.
You can read more about the impact this campaign is having here, but, in short, it’s pretty massive. With the support of hundreds of people who have made donations or run collection campaigns, and unions and businesses that have made big contributions, we are going to be able to support thousands of people who menstruate in our community. That’s huge. For some people, having access to free product is the difference between staying at home and going to work or school, buying tampons or food for their table. Thank you for helping make some of those choices much easier.
If you’re interested in making a donation, there’s still plenty of time to do so. Financial donations are helping us purchase more than 430,000 menstrual products this year – so they really do help! Another easy way to help is by supporting the London Drugs Wellness.Period campaign when purchasing products for yourself. A portion of your purchase will be directed towards United Way’s collection efforts!
Over the coming weeks we’re going to be working with volunteers and partners to sort the product into packages for nearly 80 front-facing community organizations in the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, and Sea to Sky Corridor. A big thank you to LifeLabs, who have offered to help deliver packages to dozens of these partner agencies in the coming weeks. If you’re interested in helping out with any of the work that is left to do, connect with us at PeriodPromise@uwlm.ca.