Thank you to all who helped make Tampon Tuesday a success!
For the second pandemic year in a row, Women United chose to host a drive-thru Tampon Tuesday event at the Chatham-Kent Nonprofit Centre, and we’re happy to report that it was an even greater success than last year’s event!
Thanks to the hard work and support of staff, volunteers, local businesses and community members, Tampon Tuesday yielded more than 2,500 items and over $550 in donations. And we were pleased to see a 10% increase in environmentally-friendly items this year!
Menstrual hygiene items are the most requested, yet least donated item at food banks. These donations, which are being packed and sent to 18 local agencies, nonprofits and organizations, will help relieve the profound stress put on the 25% of Canadians who struggle to afford menstrual products for themselves or a dependent each month.*
Thank you to all who participated this year. We know things still look very different than in other years, but sometimes you’ve just got to go with the flow.
*Plan Canada Gender Study, 2019
Enbridge Financial Team; Women United
Our generous business partners:
Chris McLeod, 94.3 CKSY and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Councilor Ceccacci, Councilor B. McGregor, Neighbourly Care, Charlene Stenton, Scott Herman & Garnet Tulp of Realty House, Inc., Chatham-Kent EMS Association, Chatham-Kent Fire Association, Chatham-Kent Police Association, Doug Robbins of With This Ring, Sons of Kent; Shoppers Drug Mart – Tilbury; Shoppers Drug Mart – Queen St. Chatham; McLauchlin Wellness Clinic; The Little Change Room; Hopkins Canada; CK Victims Services; Chatham-Kent Association of Realtors; St. Clair College OPSEU Local 138; Scotia Bank; Tek Savvy; Chatham-Kent Public Library; YourTV Chatham; Enbridge; Entegrus; Royal LePage Peifer Realty Inc.; 99.1 CKXS; TD-Canada Trust Wallaceburg.