Due to COVID-19 our annual donation drive looks a little different for 2021. We will feature a different business partner each month, please only drop-off donations at this month’s business partner
Our Edmonton donation location for March 2021 is Blush Lane Organic Market and SPUD.ca. During the month of March you can drop off menstrual hygiene products at Blush Lane, or you can donate products in your empty SPUD order box from www.spud.ca.
If you purchase any Organyc product at Blush Lane or SPUD.ca in March, 25% of those proceeds will go to purchasing menstrual hygiene products for those in need. For every Diva Cup purchased in March a Diva Cup will be donated to menstruators in need.
You can also make a financial donation in person at Blush Lane Organic Market (8135 102 Street) to help us in the fight against period poverty.
Blush Lane and www.spud.ca have been amazing allies and we are so grateful for their continued support! They offer a wide selection of delicious sustainable groceries, and they have an extensive health and beauty section. And did we mention Diva Cups and Organyc tampons? Oh yeah we did, sorry we’re just so excited about purchasing menstrual hygiene products that also help us make sure that there is No Woman Without. Period.
Please check the details above for this month’s donation partner to confirm what you can donate for this month.
– Tampons (any brand, any kind)
– Maxi Pads
– Panty Liners
– Menstrual Treatment Products
Or you can donate cash online:
An Edmonton initiative is helping women in need of feminine hygiene products as International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world on Friday. View full
The woman was begging for money, same as every day. But this time, as Scarlet Bjornson reached to find some change, she asked the woman
No Woman Without. Period. was founded in 2017 when an Edmonton homeless woman asked Scarlet Bjornson for change. Out of curiosity, as Scarlet gave her some money she asked the woman what she planned to spend the money on. The woman replied, “Well truthfully ma’am, I would like to buy some booze, but I need to buy some tampons.” In Scarlet’s words “This hit me like a brick. I went to my car and grabbed my emergency stash of tampons from the car and gave them to her.” She took to social media to ask her friends if anyone was interested in helping with a tampon drive and the response was overwhelming both from those that wanted to help, and from charitable organizations in the city hoping to be a recipient of the donations.
The overwhelming community support and requests for support from local organizations highlighted the ongoing issue of period poverty in Edmonton. It was clear there was a need for continual and consistent support as well as advocacy. This led to the evolution of No Woman Without. Period.
This form is for organizations and not individuals looking for product donations. If you are an individual looking for product donations please go to our Contact page
1 tampon every 6 hours = 4 tampons per day x 5 days of a period = 20 tampons per cycle
20 tampons per cycle x 456 periods = 9,120
At 36 tampons per box, that’s 253.3 boxes x $7 = $1,773.33
On any given night in Canada, 3,491 women and their 2,724 children sleep in shelters because it isn’t safe at home.
Approximately 70,000 tampons needed for women in crisis across Canada every month!
Periods are more painful in the cold.
Cold weather can also make your period last longer and be heavier.
Girls used to start menstruating at 16
Even as relatively recently as the 1800s, girls didn’t get their periods until they were well into their teens.
Today, whereas, the average age to reach puberty is 12 – better nutrition and more stress are to blame, says science.