What is Tampon Tuesday®?

Tampon Tuesday

Tampon Tuesday® is a registered trademark held by Bell Media. It is an event that brings people together in a community for an afternoon/evening of socializing, networking and supporting women who are less fortunate or in crisis. Shopper’s Drug Mart is the presenting sponsor for Tampon Tuesday®.

In October 2016, Sharon Lupton, National Director, Labour Programs & Services, United Way Centraide Canada/Canadian Labour Congress proposed to organize simultaneous national “Tampon Tuesday” event across all of the United Way Labour Programs to coincide with International Women’s Day, March 8, 2017. We are currently planning our 3rd annual Tampon Tuesday® initiative which will include a collection drive and event.

2019 Tampon Tuesday® Highlights

  • To date, over 3800 packages of product have been collected plus over $2700
  • As of June 30/19, 3553 packages of product plus 5 Diva cups have been distributed
  • Product was dispersed to:
    • YXE Connects (610 pre-packaged bags with about 3 – 4 month’s supply in each bag)
    • Bedford Road Collegiate
    • Core Neighbourhood Youth Co-op
    • Crocus Co-op
    • Mount Royal Collegiate
    • Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Service
    • Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre
    • Saskatoon Friendship Inn
    • Saskatoon Open Door Society
    • SWITCH
    • Westside Community Centre
  • A conservative estimate of the product distributed to date is $17,960.00
  • Due to our community’s generosity and kindness, we will be distributing additional product on Giving Tuesday in November

Unions and labour organizations that participated in our 3rd annual initiative include:

  • ATU Local 615
  • Canadian Labour Congress – Prairie Region
  • CUPW Local 824
  • IAFF Local 80
  • IATSE Local 300
  • RWDSU Local 480
  • RWDSU Local 558
  • RWDSU Saskatchewan Joint Board
  • Saskatoon & District Labour Council
  • SEIU-West
  • SOAR
  • SUN AGM delegates
  • UFCW Local 248P
  • UFCW Local 649
  • Unifor Local 2-S
  • USW Local 7552
  • USW Local 7689

*Apologies if any local was inadvertently missed
*Many other union members, businesses, organizations, groups and individuals registered and participated as well

For more information, please contact:

Andrea Howe
Associate Director Labour Partnerships
ahowe@unitedwaysaskatoon.ca
306-975-3478

Resources:

Collection Drive Request

Tampon Tuesday Collection Drive Registration Form

Labour Programs & Services Partnership Statement on International Women’s Day Tampon Tuesday Events