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March, 2018

Tampon Tuesday

 

From Sister DJ Pohl, President FVLC

 

Affordability is on the minds of most British Columbians these days. Between housing, medication costs and minimum wage, affording basic necessities such as rent and groceries is harder than ever. In BC, working full time at minimum wage means you are living in poverty - this is a fact. If that person is also supporting a family the struggle becomes magnified.

Monthly menstruation products are a necessity. When that time of month comes and and you are already struggling to pay for rent and food, it often means that hygiene products simply can’t be purchased. This may mean women have to miss work, girls have to miss school, people feel they need to steal in order to function in society. The impact is huge and simply not acceptable.

The Fraser Valley Labour Council is looking to continue the momentum from International Women’s Day and the United Way’s Tampon Tuesday initiative and we want you to be a part of it. We are looking to flood product into Fraser Valley communities for women in need. Because no one should have to choose between buying food or hygiene products.

To donate please bring product, cash or cheque donations to our March meeting – Wednesday March 21st at 7pm at the Abbotsford Teacher’s Hall 2570 Cyril Street in Abbotsford. Or donate online at https://www.uwlm.ca/donate/. Be sure add in the comment section “In support of the Tampon Tuesday Campaign in the Fraser Valley” so that the donation goes specifically to hygiene products in the Fraser Valley.

For more information or questions please contact: fvlcinfo@gmail.com

To read more about this campaign, visit the United Way of the Lower Mainland’s website by clicking here.

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