Tampon Tuesday was started six years ago in Canada by Mandi Fields, the Community Relations Coordinator for CTV London. She was touring the London Food Bank when she noticed that there were no feminine hygiene products in the non-food containers. Why? Because people just don't think to donate them. The very next month CTV created Tampon Tuesday and they have been collecting donations ever since. I love that Mandi noticed a need, found out how she could help, and then created a movement!
While this movement is centered in Canada, we can jump on board too! The next time you are at the store, buy an extra box of tampons or other feminine hygiene products and donate them to your local food bank. To find a food bank near you, you can check here.
Here's a little more information from our local food bank:
If you aren't near a food bank, there are still many places that will accept feminine hygiene products: middle schools and high schools, women's shelters, and homeless shelters just to name a few.
While looking for more information, I came across this idea:
Will you join me by donating tampons or pads to help other women? I love the idea of women helping women - especially in our own communities.
Have a blessed day! Gig 'em and God bless!