The 1st Niagara-on-the-Lake Rangers Guiding Unit is a branch of the Girl Guides of Canada, with Rangers being the final step for youth members aged between 15 to 17.
This year our Rangers Guiding Unit has decided to partake in a service project that will be beneficial for those in our community. We are hoping to earn our Rangers Service Project Award, an achievement that is designed to help use our skills, creativity, and feelings to make a positive contribution to our town. The Service Project Award is a requirement to earn the Trailblazer Leadership Award, the highest award a Ranger can earn.
A service project is a plan that a person or group has to better help a community. This is what we at the NOTL Rangers plan to do. We have decided to ask for donations of period products to send to the United Way’s Period Promise organization, which is making accessing menstrual products easier for everybody. This campaign appealed to our Ranger unit because the Period Promise drive by United Way is a great way to help those in our community to be able to receive menstrual products, which are essential for so many of our town members.
The United Way’s Period Promise organization is a year-round project that has given out tampons and pads to 12 different community organizations around Ontario. Over 300,000 menstrual products were distributed, and the results made it clear that community organizations are essential to building solutions to period poverty in our province.
For anyone interested in helping our 1st Niagara-on-the-Lake Ranger Guiding Unit service project, if you have any new unopened sanitary products, please drop the items off at 23 Annmarie Drive in Virgil in the collection box, until March 4.