Casey is 13 years old, she lives with her dad, Mark. Mark suffered an injury two years ago and cannot work. They barely make rent and put food on the table. Casey is falling behind in school because she has to stay home for a week each month when she gets her period. They “can’t afford luxuries like menstrual hygiene products”. Mark regularly visits his local food bank to help feed his daughter, but they rarely have hygiene products on the shelves.
Tampon Tuesday is an initiative that started in Niagara three years ago. The purpose is to collect as many menstrual hygiene products as possible to donate to local shelters and food banks. Women and girls living in poverty have the added stress of dealing with monthly menstrual hygiene. Products can be expensive and are often overlooked as donations to food banks and shelters. Women and girls are missing work and school because they simply cannot afford to purchase such “luxuries”.
We can help them have one less thing to worry about.
Join us on March 5, 2019, from 5:30-8pm to celebrate International Women’s Day at one of three locations in Niagara, admission is a box of unopened menstrual hygiene products.
- Cat’s Kitchen and Bar, 6788 Thorold Stone Rd., Niagara Falls
- Jack Astors, 400 Ontario St., St. Catharines
- Mr. Mike’s Steakhouse Casual, 800 Niagara St., Welland
Our gracious and generous hosts are also sponsors of this years Tampon Tuesday. Thank you!
Beneficiaries include: BUSU Food First, Community Care St. Catharines & Thorold, Community Care West Niagara, Community Living Port Colborne/Wainfleet, Fort Erie Multicultural Centre, GBF Community Services, Hope Centre, Pelham Cares, Port Cares, Project S.H.A.R.E, The RAFT, Westview Centre4women and YWCA Niagara.