Community unites behind Tampon Tuesday menstrual hygiene product drive

March saw Tampon Tuesday events taking place across the region including Belmont, St. Thomas and London, with thousands of local menstrual hygiene products collected to support those experiencing poverty and homelessness.

Tampon Tuesday is an incredible movement that brings local people together to support women experiencing homelessness and poverty in our community. When we work together to overcome local barriers, we give everyone their fair shot at a good life.”

Kelly Ziegner, President & CEO, United Way Elgin Middlesex

This year’s St. Thomas event, hosted at Railway City Brewery on March 8, touted a live band and the specially crafted Fehr Game beer, created last year for International Women’s Day.

The London event, hosted at the Grand Theatre, saw well over 300 people in attendance with truckloads of donated product arriving to support local people in need.

Also showing his support at the event was 12-year-old Kolton Hayhoe, founder of Chairs for CHAIR-ity. Kolton began building Adirondack chairs from recycled wood last year to support his community. His unique creation for United Way received special recognition at the St. Thomas event and raised $250 dollars for local programs and services.

“Tampon Tuesday is an incredible movement that brings local people together to support women experiencing homelessness and poverty in our community,” said Kelly Ziegner, President & CEO, United Way Elgin Middlesex. “When we work together to overcome local barriers, we give everyone their fair shot at a good life.”

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