Periods are a fact of life but for low-income, and particularly homeless women, menstrual products can pose a monthly financial burden. United Way believes that the pathway out of poverty starts with dignity. Providing resources and opportunities so that individuals in need have access to basic necessities leads to gender equity and self-sufficiency.
Thanks to partners The Victoria Labour Council along with the UWGV Labour Committee, Period Posse, Hillside Shopping Centre, BC Transit and The Zone radio, 91.3, we collected 30,225 tampons, pads or diva cups leading up to and during Tampon Tuesday. That means that thanks to the generosity of organizations, unions and individuals, we are covering one month for 1,209 women and youth in the CRD.
Product is now being distributed to United Way funded agencies.
That’s a great way to celebrate International Women’s Day.