People with periods have diverse flows, needs, identities and much more. Period stigma is a hurdle people who menstruate still face. In fact, 50% of people are ashamed of speaking about periods when it is a natural reality for most people. On any given day, 1 in 10 people are menstruating but in Canada, 70% of menstruating people miss out on school, work and social activities due to their periods.
Given CommunityWise’s commitment to creating a community FOR and BY everyone, as well as our values of equity, inclusion and mutuality, we are starting a period project to make our washrooms inclusive for people with periods. This will look like free period products for all to use as they deem fit in the CommunityWise washrooms. However, as with all things, we cannot do it without help from the community.
Our ongoing period wish list will always be open for donations because periods will never end in our community. We are always looking for;
- Pads of all absorbency and sizes
- Tampons of all absorbency and sizes
- Feminine hygiene wipes
- Anything you can think of!
Any amount will do! We accept donations through here.
You can donate period products to:
SHELF LIFE BOOKS
1302 4 St SW #100, Calgary, AB T2R 0X8
#1010-909 11 Ave SW, Calgary, T2R 1L7 Tuesdays and Fridays only from Noon to 4pm Contact: 587-324-1032
COMMUNITYWISE RESOURCE CENTRE
#101-223 12 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0G1