Third Tampon Tuesday Product Drive

United Way Centraide SDG
Third Tampon Tuesday Product Drive
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United Way Centraide SDG is calling for the community to come together again and donate menstrual hygiene products throughout the month of March

Cornwall, Ontario (March 1, 2022) The United Way Centraide SDG (UWC SDG) is bringing back Tampon Tuesday for the third year. In 2022, the campaign received an impressive 1000+ product donations and $3000 in cash donations to address period poverty in Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry, Cornwall, and Akwesasne.

According to a Plan Canada survey in 2019, 34% of women admitted to having to make budgetary sacrifices to afford menstrual hygiene products. It’s estimated that a person can spend approximately $6000 on these essential products in their lifetime. With the strain the cost of living is currently having on many individuals and families, these are expenses many cannot to afford each month.

“Tampon Tuesday is a really important campaign in our community because it prioritizes the donation of menstrual hygiene products for a month. These are often some of the least donated items but are always in demand. We thank everyone who donated last year. Your contribution helped local organizations across SDGCA receive a large donaton for their clients and individuals to access to these products in times of need,” said Juliette Labossière, UWC SDG Executive Director.

Last year, the donated menstrual hygiene products supported 15 local organizations that touch every part of SDGCA and support a variety of community needs. Some of these organizaitons included Akwesasne Family Wellness Program, Agape, BGC Cornwall/SDG, Maison Baldwin House, Cornwall Youth Hub, House of Lazarus, Naomi House, and Community Food Share.

Tampon Tuesday is part of a larger effort across Canada to push for donations of menstrual hygiene products for shelters, food banks, and other organizations around International Women’s Day. Although part of a national network, this product drive is 100% local and all donations stay in SDGCA.

Below are a few different ways to support this year’s Tampon Tuesday product drive:

1. Drop off menstrual hygiene products from March 1 – 27 at one of the collection sites in Cornwall, Morrisburg, Crysler, and Alexandria. Full list is on the United Way Centraide SDG website.

2. Donate products through an Amazon Wish List or send a monetary donation to UWC SDG to purchase menstrual hygiene products.

3. Set up a workplace campaign or become a collection site. For more information, email

4. Help us Stuff a Bus for the second year on Tuesday, March 28 courtesy of Cornwall Transit from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be parked at Shoppers Drug Mart on Brookdale.

Visit the United Way Centraide SDG website to learn more:

About United Way/Centraide Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry: The United Way of Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry is governed by a local Board of Directors, who, with United Way staff and volunteers help to raise funds that assist agencies throughout Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry. Our mission is to improve lives by working together with priorities focused on moving people from poverty to possibility, healthy people, strong communities and all that kids can be. For more information on United Way/Centraide SD&G, or to donate, visit Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Together, we are possibility.

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