March 9, 2020 (Kelowna) – Periods are a fact of life. But too many people have to pick between feeding their family and affording basic hygiene products. United Way is working hard to make that issue #UNIGNORABLE by launching Period Promise, a campaign to end local period poverty. Recently the North Okanagan Labour Council (NOLC) ran a Period Promise product drive and donated $500 worth of products. Once the spring campaign is complete across BC, we will be delivering the products to local charities with the greatest need.

For more information, visit: https://unitedwaysibc.com/period-promise/ and take action today!

About NOLC: The North Okanagan Labour Council (NOLC) is a chartered body of the Canadian Labour Congress. They represent 8,000 union members that work at almost every type of job in our region. You can find them in offices, supermarkets, factories, forests, construction sites, hospitals, schools, transportation systems and even the corner coffee shop. They cover Kelowna, Vernon, West Kelowna, Peachland, Lake Country, Amstrong, Lumby, Enderby and surrounding areas. More info at: http://okanaganlabour.org.

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Other Period Promise campaigns in BC:

United Way of the Lower Mainland – Period Promise provincial campaign: https://www.periodpromise.ca/

United Way of Greater Victoria: https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/bc-transit-bus-stuffed-with-menstrual-products-for-united-way-campaign-1.4843667

United Way Thompson Nicola Caribou: