Tampon Tuesday donation drive

Donations will be collected from March 2– 16, 2021 throughout KFL&A

United Way KFL&A is excited to partner with Bell Media, national Tampon Tuesday partner, and local Labour partners for the second annual  Tampon Tuesday collection drive in the region, following International Women’s Week.

Starting March 2 and running until March 16, 2021, community members are encouraged to donate pads, tampons, liners and other menstrual hygiene products. The donation drive aims to fill a gap in the Kingston Frontenac, Lennox & Addington area.

“We know that menstrual hygiene products are among the most requested items at local food banks and shelters, but the least donated,” said Bhavana Varma, President and CEO of United Way KFL&A. “There are individuals who are vulnerable, with diverse needs when it comes to menstrual hygiene in our community, and many are eager to help – this is an opportunity to do just that especially in these challenging times.”

Collection Sites

Shoppers Drug Mart locations in Napanee, Amherstview and throughout Kingston – look for donation box

United Way KFL&A office, 417 Bagot Street (back entrance): Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Secura Financial, 1375 Gardiners Road: Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cher-Mere Kingston locations, Downtown: 68 Brock Street, West End: 787 Blackburn Mews

Products can also be donated through an Amazon wishlist and monetary donations can be made online. Community members can also contact the United Way KFL&A office at 613.542.2674 or at events@unitedwaykfla.ca if none of the above options or locations work and a pickup or drop off can be arranged.

Workplace and Groups also doing collections/drives:
CIBC Wood Gundy
Correctional Service of Canada
Girl Guides
Utilities Kingston

If your group or workplace would like to be added to the list please email the address above.

Following the donation drive, products will be sorted by volunteers and distributed to various agencies in the community.

Tampon Tuesday Materials

About Tampon Tuesday

Started in London Ontario, Tampon Tuesday is a program about dignity. The grassroots movement began in 2009 and continues to grow as an opportunity to collect products for people experiencing period poverty. 

In 2020, United Way KFL&A initiated the first Tampon Tuesday drive in this community, partnering with workplaces, Bell Media, local labour partners, Queen’s University for a Tampon Tuesday  donation drive. Over 45,000 hygiene products were donated and distributed to agencies and individuals in need in the community.  Some of the agencies that received these products include: 

Boys & Girls Club
Dawn House
Elizabeth Fry Society of Kingston
Girls Inc
HIV/AIDS Regional Services + Mobile Unit
Home Base Housing – One Roof, rise, In from the cold
KCHC Pathways to Education
KHSC Detox
Kingston Interval House
Kingston Youth Shelter
L&A Interval House
Lunch by George
Maltby Centre
Martha’s Table
Partners in Mission Food Bank
Resolve Counselling Centres
Rural Frontenac Community Services
Southern Frontenac – Food Bank
Street Health
St. Vincent de Paul Society