Periods might be tough to talk about sometimes, but they are just a fact of life. Monthly menstruation products are a basic necessity. Nobody should have to pick between feeding their family and being able to afford basic hygiene products. But if you’re living in poverty, access to products can be challenging. For homeless youth or women living on the street – it’s even more challenging. For other people, there are challenges when you consider cultural differences, gender identify, or just the stigma around having a period at all.
CUPE 951 is proud to support the Period Promise campaign by United Way in it’s campaign to fill a bus with unopened boxes of pads, tampons and diva cups. These products are then distributed to local United Way funded social service agencies to help people in need.
You can help! Please bring any menstrual products to the CUPE 951 office (TEF 221) from now until March 6.
Or you can drop by and help us fill the bus:
Saturday, March 7, 2020, 11 am to 3 pm
Hillside Centre parking lot, North Dairy Street
If you need more information about the campaign, contact Holly Page, United Way Greater Victoria at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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