Fourth Tampon Tuesday Product Drive Launches in SDGCA

Published on March 06, 2024

United Way Centraide SDG is calling for the community to come together again and donate menstrual hygiene products to support those in need.

Cornwall, Ontario (March 6, 2024) The United Way Centraide SDG (UWC SDG) is bringing back Tampon Tuesday for the fourth year. In 2023, the campaign received an impressive 1300+ product donations and $2500 in cash donations to address period poverty in Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry, Cornwall, and Akwesasne.

According to a Plan International Canada survey in 2023, 1 in 4 women in Canada who menstruate had to choose between buying menstrual products and paying for other essentials such as food or rent. With the strain the cost of living is currently having on many individuals and families, these necessary health expenses can be putting people in precarious financial situations.

“Tampon Tuesday is an important campaign in our community because it prioritizes the donation of menstrual hygiene products. Given the stigmas around menstruation, these products are often some of the least donated but are always in demand. Our goal with this campaign is to help local organizations fill those gaps to ensure their clients have access to these products in times of need,” said Juliette Labossière, UWC SDG Executive Director.

Last year, the donated menstrual hygiene products supported 18 local organizations – including food banks, health organizations, women’s shelters, and youth organizations – that touch every part of Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry, Cornwall and Akwesasne. Some organizations included Agape Centre, Akwesasne Representative and Advocacy Program, Children’s Aid Society, Centre de Santé Communautaire de l’Estrie, Communuty Food Share, House of Lazarus, Naomi House, Salvation Army Cornwall, and Society of Saint Vincent de Paul – Alexandria.

Tampon Tuesday is part of a larger effort across Canada to push for menstrual hygiene product donations around International Women’s Day. Although part of a national network, this product drive is 100% local and all donations stay in SDGCA.

Below are a few different ways to support this year’s Tampon Tuesday product drive:

  1. Drop off menstrual hygiene products from March 8 – 26 at the United Way Centraide SDG office at 55 Water St. W, Suite 240 and other collection sites across Cornwall. If you would like a donation box in your business, please register here:
  2. Donate products through an Amazon Wish List or send a monetary donation to UWC SDG to purchase menstrual hygiene products.
  3. Set up a workplace campaign with your colleagues. Register your product drive here.
  4. Help us Stuff a Bus for the third year on Tuesday, March 26 courtesy of Cornwall Transit from
    8 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be parked at Shoppers Drug Mart on Brookdale.

Visit the United Way Centraide SDG website to learn more:

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