Girls’ Day Menstrual Product Collection Drive
March 3–31, 2023
Let’s celebrate Hinamatsuri (Girls’ Day) in a different but meaningful way!
We have organized this event to contribute to ending period poverty in our city while sharing the Japanese tradition of Hinamatsuri—celebrating girls’ health and happiness.
A story from one of our members
Shortly after she moved to Edmonton, she was in a line at a cashier in a discount store. Two girls in front of her were buying a package of menstrual products with a credit card. The card was declined. They walked out of the store empty handed. She wanted to offer to pay, but she was not very familiar with the new country, Canada, and not sure how to approach them. It’s been more than a decade, but she still regrets that she could not help them out back then.
Period poverty is real in Edmonton just like this member witnessed, and not everybody can act when somebody needs help right then and there. By participating in the Girls’ Day Menstrual Product Collection Drive, you can help make a dent in period poverty with us.
Support by donating menstrual products
Drop off menstrual products at the EJCA Centre or participating business locations near you.
We accept the donation of unopened packages of pads, tampons, sanitation wipes, and pantyliners.
Look for the Hinamatsuri themed box (flowers or peachy colour). Products only. Please do not drop off cash.
Clear Dental (103-4222 Gateway Blvd NW)
Earth's General Store (9605 82 Ave NW)
Pablo Bakery (10163 81 Ave NW)
Red Leaf Wellness (12820 107 Ave NW)
Yoshi Express (10443 82 Ave NW)
All donations will go to Edmonton's Food Bank and Boyle Street Community Services, who will then distribute to those in our city who are in need.