Access To Necessities, Period is a donation campaign that was created in January 2021 as a way to support local organizations who are in need of these products to continue supporting those under their care.
Feminine hygiene products continue to be items of need on wish lists amongst many shelters.
Women and girls rely on these products monthly to meet basic care and hygiene needs. 1 in 4 Canadian women have to choose between food or period products, putting aside a set of needs to take care of another set of needs. In lieu of these products women will often resort to lining their underwear with items like towels, tissue paper, newspaper and socks. This causes concern for hygiene and possible infection.
No girl, woman or person should ever have to choose.
During the month of February, we collect menstrual products to donate to local organizations who are in need of these products. Products are also collected throughout the year with scheduled pick-up from our volunteers, and drop-off locations around the community.
In 2021, with the help of the amazing Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge and surrounding areas community, I collected almost 16,000 menstrual products! Donations were then made throughout 2021 to several local shelters, groups, and centres where these items were most needed.
Keep an eye out for product sales and start stocking up!
Thank you to everyone who donated. You made a difference in someones life.
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