Tampon Tuesday

Tampon Tuesday

Donation Drive

Donations will be collected from September 26 – October 11, 2022.

United Way KFL&A is excited to partner with Bell Media, national Tampon Tuesday partner, and Cataraqui Centre for a fall Tampon Tuesday donation drive.

Starting September 26 and running until October 11, 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

Cataraqui Centre, in partnership with MOVE 98.3 donations can be dropped of at Centre Court until October 11

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.

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

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. 

In 2021, United Way KFL&A partnered with Shoppers Drug Mart  and they generously offered their stores as collection sited and over128,000 hygiene products were donated and distributed.

In 2022, the donation campaign continued to grow with over 134,000 products donated through the month long campaign in March.

Some of the agencies that received these products include: 

Addiction & Mental Health Services
Boys & Girls Club
Dawn House
Dress for Success
Elizabeth Fry Society of Kingston
Girls Inc
HIV/AIDS Regional Services + Mobile Unit
Integrated Care Hub
Home Base Housing – One Roof, Rise@one4nine, In From the Cold
Independent Living Centre Kingston
Kingston Community Health Centres Kingston & Napanee
Pathways to Education
KHSC Detox
Kingston Interval House
Kingston Youth Shelter
L&A Interval House
Lionhearts Inc.
Lunch by George
Maltby Centre
Martha’s Table
Morningstar Mission
North Frontenac Food Bank
Partners in Mission Food Bank
Resolve Counselling Centres
Rural Frontenac Community Services
Salvation Army Community &
Family Services – Kingston & Napanee
Southern Frontenac – Food Bank
Street Health
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Youth Diversion