On January 10th we hosted a menstrual hygiene drive in collaboration with Mine & Yours in downtown Vancouver. Menstrual hygiene products are some of the least donated products, and are often forgotten about. For women living on the poverty line or near it, food and other basic needs are often prioritized over menstrual hygiene products. It is important to remember that menstrual hygiene products are a necessity, not a want.
Thanks to everyone’s generous donations we collected over 5,000 pads and tampons. Our goal next year will be to surpass this and collect over 10,000 pads and tampons!
All of the donations were donated to the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre in Vancouver. For 40 years, The DTES Women’s Centre has provided a safe space for women and children in Vancouver.