If you see a BC Transit bus full of menstrual products this weekend there’s a good reason why.
This Saturday, you can help local women and youth in need by signing up or donating to the United Way’s Period Promise.
The event collects donations for individuals who are homeless or living in poverty who may have difficulty accessing hygiene necessities.
“If you’re a woman living in poverty – or vulnerable in other ways – access to products can be challenging,” says United Way. “For homeless youth or women living on the street – it’s even more challenging.”
While filling up a BC Transit bus may seem like a lofty goal, it’s certainly achievable through the generosity of Victorians. Last year, the Period Promise collected over 30,000 individual items – pads, tampons, diva cups, and more – meaning that 1,200 women and youth in the CRD had access to one month of supplies.
This year, United Way is hoping to collect even more!
“Nobody should have to pick between feeding their family and being able to afford basic hygiene products.”
This year’s Period Promise is being hosted by the United Way Labour Committee, Victoria Labour Council, Hillside Shopping Centre, and BC Transit .
Donations can be made on Saturday morning at Hillside Shopping Centre.
- When: Saturday, March 2nd, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
- Where: Hillside Shopping Centre – North East parking lot by Shelbourne Street and Dairy Road, 1644 Hillside Avenue