2024 Tampon Tuesday in SDGCA

Published on March 05, 2024

We’re bringing back Tampon Tuesday to our region! Starting March 8, this three-week campaign’s goal is to collect menstrual hygiene product donations to help those in need. Period.

Tampon Tuesday, a grassroots campaign about dignity, aims to highlight the struggles and stigmas around period poverty. In 2023, research conducted by Plan International Canada found that 25% of women in Canada who menstruate had to choose between buying menstrual products and paying for other essentials like food and rent. 20% said they weren’t sure if they could afford these products in the next 12 months.

That’s why we want to work together to end the stigma around period poverty in SDGCA by collecting donations to ensure that anyone who needs these necessary products has access to them. No one should have to choose between food, utilities, rent or menstrual products.

In 2023, we ran our third Tampon Tuesday product drive in this region, and this community blew us away by showing up to support. We received an impressive 1300+ product donations and $2500 in cash. Donated products were distributed to 18 organizations across our large region. Can we do it again?

Donations will be collected from March 8 – 26, 2024 throughout Cornwall and SDG, and we will be hosting our second annual Stuff the Bus courtesy of Cornwall Transit with menstrual hygiene products on March 26 at Shoppers Drug Mart (Brookdale)!

1. Drop off donations at one of the collection sites listed below. If you would like a donation box in your business, please register here:

  • Cornwall Library – 45 Second St. East, Cornwall
  • Dollar Tree – 501 Tollgate Rd W, Cornwall
  • Food Basics – 1315 Second Street East, Cornwall
  • Love and Lee – 111 Pitt St, Cornwall
  • Starbucks Cornwall – 1238 Brookdale Ave, Cornwall
  • United Way Centraide SDG – 55 Water St. W, Suite 240, Cornwall

2. Donate online: Send us products in the mail via our Amazon Wish List or donate money for us to purchase menstrual products on your behalf!

3. Run a workplace campaign. If you are interested in running a campaign in your office, let us know so we can share it!

2024 Workplaces Campaigns

4. Help us Stuff a Cornwall Transit Bus on Tuesday, March 26: We’re doing it again! Help us fill a city bus with menstrual product donations on March 26 at Shoppers Drug Mart on Brookdale! We’ll be there from 8am – 4pm!

Last year, the donated products were distributed to the following 18 organizations across Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry, Cornwall, and Akwesasne:

  • Agape Centre
  • Akwesasne Representative and Advocacy Program
  • BGC Cornwall/SDG
  • Centre 105
  • Children’s Aid Society
  • Centre de Santé Communautaire de l’Estrie
  • Community Food Share
  • Cornwall Hospital – Community Addiction & Mental Health Services
  • House of Lazarus
  • Inspire – Community Support Services
  • Maison Baldwin House
  • Maison Interlude
  • Naomi House
  • Salvation Army Cornwall
  • SASS for Women
  • Social Development Council of Cornwall and Area
  • Society of Saint Vincent de Paul – Alexandria

Started in London, Ontario in 2009, Tampon Tuesday is a grassroots movement about dignity. It was created to address the increasing need for menstrual hygiene products and continues to grow as an opportunity to collect these products for people experiencing period poverty.

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