London Drugs and United Way are working to make period products more accessible, as lack of products has been an issue due to the pandemic.
The campaign is called Wellness.Period. and between May 28-June 30, for every qualifying period product purchased at London Drugs, a financial or product donation will be made to United Way.
“Working with our vendor partners, our staff and our customers, we can build healthier, more caring and inclusive communities where everyone has access,” says Clint Mahlman, president and chief operating officer, London Drugs.
Nearly two thirds of females aged 14-55 in Canada say they’ve had to miss out on an activity due to lack of menstrual hygiene products.
“Nobody should have to choose between buying food or buying period products. We’re putting the call out to Canadians to help us fill the immediate need exacerbated by the pandemic, but also help solve the systemic problem of period poverty in our community,” says Neal Adolph, director of the CLC labour participation department at United Way of the Lower Mainland.