Here at District Lodge 250, we enrolled in the Period Promise Campaign.
About Period Promise
We’ve done the research. Half of everyone who menstruates in BC – women, girls, non-binary people, and trans folx – have struggled to buy products at some point in their life. More than a quarter have gone through a period without having menstrual products whatsoever. And not having the product you need when you need it can make staying connected to community difficult.
That means that single parents are choosing between buying tampons or food for their families, and trans and non-binary kids are scrambling in washrooms, putting together makeshift pads that don’t suit their needs.
Too many families skip out on social events – like going to the library or the pool – because it’s easier to stay home than risk bleeding in public.
People are missing school or leaving work, and too many people face the additional challenges of homelessness, living with a disability, or just the stigma around having a period at all. It isn’t easy to ask for help, or know where to find it.