Days for Girls Kamloops partnered with the United Way in their Period Promise program which is aimed at alleviating period poverty right here in Canada by providing women and girls with an environmentally sustainable alternative to disposables.
Businesses in Kamloops donated money and disposable products to the United Way as a means of supporting this important project. Period Promise is linked to the Tampon Tuesday project also spearheaded by the United Way.
When Days for Girls Kamloops was asked to participate “we jumped at the chance” said co-leader Trudi Backman. “This was the perfect way to support our local community with a product we usually send abroad” she said.
Roberta Kjelson, also a member of the Kamloops Team, explained that there are three reasons why women like to use reusable kits. First, it cuts costs considerably. These kits, offered free of charge to anyone who needs them, allows women and girls to allocate monies they would otherwise have to spend on disposables, to other family expenses. Secondly, the kits are good for the environment. “We all know the high social and environmental cost of disposing of millions of pads and tampons in our waste facilities,” said Kjelson.
The third reason for the success of the kits, is that some women are allergic to disposable products and find these kits so much more comfortable and hygienic.
DfG Kamloops is delighted to partner with the United Way on this wonderful project and to be such a good part of the solution for so many women and girls.
After all, Days for Girls is all about reaching Every Girl. Everywhere. Period.