Period Promise

In 2020, the NOLC ran a Period Promise product drive and donated $500 worth of products.

Labour council runs Period Promise collection drive

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 the United Way website 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.
 
About United Way SIBC: United Way Southern Interior BC serves the communities of the Okanagan, Columbia, Shuswap and Similkameen regions. Formed by the merger of United Way CSO and United Way NOCS, United Way SIBC builds on over 65 years of community investment. Our mission is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. The United Way invests time and resources in three focus areas that support all that kids can be, move people from poverty to possibility and builds healthy, strong communities.  For more information, visit the United Way website or call 1-855-232-1321.