Tampon Tuesday Victoria
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Monthly menstruation products are a necessity. Yet many living in poverty or experiencing homelessness simply can’t afford the very items they need to maintain their personal hygiene and dignity.

Aside from financial barriers, menstruation and menstrual products are topics that aren’t often discussed. For some, the topic can be just plain embarrassing.

Ensuring that all people can meet their needs

United Way Greater Victoria is joining the Tampon Tuesday movement and collecting menstrual products to help people in need.

The product drive is being conducted in partnership with the Victoria Labour Council and United Way Greater Victoria’s Labour Committee. Like United Way, the Labour movement is committed to ensuring that all people can meet their basic needs and live with dignity.

So drop by with your donations of tampons, pads and other menstrual products and help fill a city bus:

Help Fill the Bus
Saturday, March 3, 10 am to 2 pm
Hillside Shopping Centre, 1644 Hillside Avenue, Victoria

Posted by Tampon Tuesday on Friday, February 16, 2018

(in the parking lot near North Dairy Road and Shelbourne Street).

Or, if March 3 doesn’t work, you can also drop off unopened packages of menstrual products at a number of locations from February 22 to March 6.

Locations:

Alive Mindbody Studio
301-1821 Cook Street
8:30 am – 8 pm

Cold Comfort Ice Cream
2-1115 N Park Street
9 am – 9 pm

BCGEU Victoria Area Office
2994 Douglas Street
Mon – Fri
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Finnerty Express Cafe
UVIC Bookstore, 3800 Finnerty Rd
7:30am – 7 pm Monday – Friday
11am – 5 pm Saturday

Foxy Box (Victoria)
907 Gordon St
9 am – 9pm Monday – Friday
9 am – 6pm Saturday – Sunday

Foxy Box (Westshore)
109 – 2355 Millstream Road, Langford
9 am – 5pm Monday
9 am – 8 pm Tuesday – Thursday
9am – 7 pm Friday
9am – 6pm Saturday

Hide + Seek Coffee
2207 Oak Bay Avenue
8:30 am – 5 pm

Laloca Fair Trade Local Products
2367 Beacon
Avenue, Sidney
Wed – Sat 10:30 am – 5 pm

Professional Employees Association
505-1207 Douglas Street (Sayward Bldg)
Mon – Fri
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

UVIC Graduate Student Society
Grad Centre, UVIC 3800 Finnerty Rd
9am – 9pm Monday – Friday

UVic Student Society Student Union Building (SUB)
3800 Finnerty Road

United Way Greater Victoria
201-633 Courtney Street
Mon – Fri
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Victoria City Hall
1 Centennial Square
March 6th

United Food and Commercial Workers Local 247
3943B Quadra Street
12 noon – 8 pm

 

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