Tampon Tuesday

Tampon Tuesday

Donation Drive

United Way KFL&A has wrapped up the fifth annual Tampon Tuesday donation drive!

A big thank you to everyone who donated. This year, over 100,000 menstrual hygiene products were donated by individuals, workplaces, community groups, businesses and more! Thanks so much for all the support!

This initiative will once again worked locally with national Tampon Tuesday partners Bell Media, organized Labour and Shoppers Drug Mart and ran March 1 and running until March 31

Donations are always accepted outside of the donation drive period and to make monetary donations, check out the link below. 

Collection Sites & how to donate online

The donation drive has wrapped up for 2024, check back for more info in early 2025.

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 (list below).

“Tampon Tuesday has dissolved an unfortunately common barrier our clients face by giving us the ability to provide a variety of period products throughout the year. We are able to keep our bathrooms stocked, which gives our clients the opportunity to take what they need. It is one less necessity and financial burden they need to worry about. Letting them focus all their energy on their goals and growth. We are more than grateful United Way continues to provide support like this to organizations like ours!”

Posters and other information

Workplaces, neighbourhoods, families, individuals – everyone is encouraged to get involved and start their own drives. Use the posters and information sheet below for your collections and please let us know if you would like your location added to the list above:

Tampon Tuesday Poster
Tampon Tuesday Collection Site Poster
Tampon Tuesday Information Sheet

About Tampon Tuesday and past drives

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 over 128,000 hygiene products were donated and distributed.

In 2022 and 2023, the donation campaign continued to grow with over 134,000 products donated through the month long campaign in March.

In 2024, over 100,000 products were collected. 

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
Trellis HIV & Community Care
Integrated Care Hub
Home Base Housing 
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

"We are so grateful to those who support Tampon Tuesday. These essential items are so often overlooked when providing supplies to those in need. Assistance like this allows people who need this support to have more dollars for food, shelter and other necessities to help keep them healthy and well. Thank you to the United Way and community donors for recognizing and supporting such an important initiative."

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