Tampon Tuesday is a program about dignity
The grassroots movement started in 2009 when Mandi Fields, a London, Ontario resident, found that the shelf for menstrual hygiene products was empty when touring her local foodbank. Knowing the cost of these items and their importance to a person’s health and dignity, a solution was needed.
In 2017, United Ways and Centraides across the county started working with their local Labour Councils to help raise awareness of period poverty and collect products. A partnership with Bell Media gave birth to the Tampon Tuesday trademark and from coast to coast we are making a positive difference in our communities.
On June 21st & June 28th, 2022, our communities will be coming together with the common goal of helping local food banks, women’s shelters, and other organizations to ensure that people in need in our communities have access to necessary menstrual hygiene products.
The following Shopper’s Drug Mart locations will be collecting menstrual hygiene products on Tuesday June 21st & Tuesday June 28th:
- 122 Main St, Penetanguishene
- 9186 Highway 93 Rr #2, Midland
- 1145 Innisfil Beach Rd, Innisfil
- 50 Main St E, Beeton
All menstrual hygiene products are appreciated: tampons, pads, teen products, poise pads and menstrual cups.
A big thank-you to BOUNCE 104.1 and Pure Country 106 for bringing awareness to the importance of Tampon Tuesday!