Why does Period Promise exist?

No one should have to choose between buying period products or other basic necessities. Period Promise is more than just accessible products. By supporting people with their basic needs, they can free up resources to afford other essentials – like food or utility bills. United Way’s Period Promise campaign increases access to free menstrual products in our community so that everyone who menstruates can go to work, get to school, access services, and stay connected to their community.

How is Period Promise helping?

We do this by providing menstrual products to community partners who work directly with community members. The more products we can provide, the more people we can help. Our partners include food banks, drop-in centers, shelters, schools and outreach organizations. We partner with a wide variety of service providers to ensure these products are accessible to anyone who needs them.

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The Impact

When people have access to the product they need, it improves their health and well-being and makes it easier for them to stay connected.

And when they know that free product is available when they need it, it makes it easier for them to go to school or work, or contribute to their community. United Way’s Period Promise campaign is committed to making it easier for everybody to access the product they need, when they need it.

To date, we have provided 1,483,200 products and counting!

Every donation raises awareness, reduces stigma, and tackles the vulnerability and isolation caused by period poverty.

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