Periods are a fact of life. Monthly menstruation products are a necessity. Sadly, across the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, too many people can’t afford them. These include young girls and single mothers, newcomers and refugees who face added levels of stigma and trans and gender non-conforming folks for whom this can be a compounding and overwhelming challenge.
A mountain range of menstrual products was on display at United Way’s head office March 20, 2018 the culmination of United Way’s 2nd annual Tampon Tuesday campaign.
After tallying each tampon, disposable pad, reusable pad, menstrual cup and pair of menstrual underwear, the total amount of individual products donated surpasses 220,000, with many more still rolling in.
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