We’re bringing back Tampon Tuesday to our region! Starting the week International Women’s Day, this two-week campaign, in partnership with Cornwall & District Labour Council, is an opportunity to raise awareness about period poverty. It’s important that the most vulnerable in our region have access to menstrual hygiene products as they are often the most requested from shelters and foodbanks but the least donated.
In 2021, we ran our very first Tampon Tuesday product drive in this region, achieving an impressive 300+ packages of products donated. They were distributed to five local agencies: Agape, Naomi House, Akwesasne Healing Centre, Baldwin House, and Sexual Assault Support Services Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry & Akwesasne. This year, with your help, we want to double the amount of product donated to help even more people in our communities.
Starting March 7 and running until March 22, 2022, community members are encouraged to donate pads, tampons, liners, cups, and other menstrual hygiene products to help fill this gap in our region.
Collection Sites: Drop off menstrual hygiene products at the locations listed below. If you would like a donation box in your business, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: if you are prompted to manually enter a shipping address into Amazon, please send products to:
United Way Centraide SDG
55 Water St W, Cornwall, ON K6J 1A1
Run a collection drive in your workplace or with friends/family! If your group or workplace would like to be added to the list please email email@example.com
Help us Stuff a Bus courtesy of Cornwall Transit on March 22! From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. we will be outside Shoppers Drug Mart on Brookdale. Stop by and help us fill the bus with menstrual hygiene product donations.
We thank the local businesses and organizations for supporting Tampon Tuesday this year:
Started in London, Ontario, Tampon Tuesday is a grassroots movement about dignity. It started in 2009 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.