Period poverty describes the struggle faced by women and girls who cannot afford the cost of menstrual products, like pads or tampons. Having a period is a regular occurrence for 50% of the population; however for those who cannot afford basic sanitary supplies, it can become a monthly ordeal that limits their ability to go to school or work. Access to period products is a necessity, yet 1 in 3 Canadian women have sacrificed something else to buy pads or tampons.
During the month of March, there are some wonderful initiatives happening to raise awareness, funds, and donations for this important cause. All donations collected will be distributed by the United Way in Saskatoon, and by Moon Time Sisters across Saskatchewan.
Here are a few ways for you to be part of the solution:
- Attend one of our three Period & Pizza Parties. Admission is by donation of new, unopened pads, tampons, or menstrual cups. Please RSVP to let us know that you are coming, and to tell us if you have any dietary restrictions! Everyone who attends will be entered into a door prize draw for a chance to win a Hillberg & Berk Venus pin.
- Join your co-workers in collecting donations of new, unopened period products. Place a box at your workplace and print the attached poster. Send us a picture of your donation box and your unit will be entered in a draw to win a prize! Donations can be delivered to one of our three offices, but if you need a hand to get your donations to us, send an email to [email protected] and we'll take care of it!
- Learn about Period Poverty by visiting the Canadian Public Health Association, or the United Nations Population Fund.