Second Annual Tampon Tuesday
Sara wakes up, rolls out of bed and pads barefoot down the cold hall to the bathroom. She flips on the light; it flickers a few times before going on. She can almost see her breathe it feels so cold in her tiny apartment. It’s still dark outside but she has to be ready to walk the 40 minutes to work, and get there on time. The buses do not run this early. This is her ninth day in a row and she’s exhausted but she really needs that pay check. She goes to the bathroom, oh no, it’s “that time of the month” too. She reaches under the creaky sink and there’s nothing there. Now what? Periods are a fact of life. For women living in poverty, there is an added challenge of acquiring monthly feminine hygiene products. For women who are experiencing homelessness, it is an even bigger challenge.
This event is hosted by Labour Programs & Services of United Way St. Catharines & District in partnership with Bell Media. Union members and community members are invited to come out for a social evening of fun and learning. Light appetizers will be provided by our sponsor The Feathery Pub and the price of admission is one unopened box of feminine hygiene products. Carole Fuhrer, Executive Director, Community Care of West Niagara will be there to talk about the challenges women living in poverty face in our community.
Labour Programs & Services is a partnership between United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Labour Congress, locally implemented by United Way St Catharines & District and Niagara Regional Labour Council. United Way St. Catharines brings people together in our community. The Niagara Regional Labour Council represents thousands of workers across the Niagara Region belonging to over 30 unions. Unions and their members make a difference in the community every day.
Labour Programs and Services is committed to “going with the flow” and helping women one box at a time!
| ||Tampon Tuesday|
| ||The Feathery Pub (sponsor) 420 Vansickle Road, St. Catharines|
| ||Tuesday, March 6, 2018 5pm-7pm|
| ||Carole Fuhrer, Executive Director- Community Care of West Niagara|
About Tampon Tuesday
Tampon Tuesday is an initiative through Labour Programs and Services, United Way St. Catharines & District in partnership with Bell Media. For women living in poverty, there is an added challenge of acquiring monthly feminine hygiene products. For women who are experiencing homelessness, it is an even bigger challenge. Feminine hygiene products are often overlooked as donations to shelters, food banks and other organizations. For this event, everyone is encouraged to bring unopened feminine hygiene products that will be donated directly to The RAFT, Community Care of West Niagara, Community Care St. Catharines & Thorold, West Niagara Second Stage Housing & Counselling Inc., YWCA Niagara Region and Westview Centre 4 Women.It will be a night of socializing, networking and support for women in crisis. Sponsored by The Feathery Pub & 105.7 EZ Rock. This is an opportunity to raise awareness of this need in our community and to enjoy a social gathering with purpose.
For more information on Tampon Tuesday, visit www.tampontuesday.com.