THE AVERAGE WOMAN WILL SPEND THOUSANDS DEALING WITH THE EFFECTS OF HER MENSTRUAL CYCLE... KEY WORDS ARE AVERAGE AND THOUSANDS. IMAGINE WHAT OUR VULNERABLE FEMALE POPULATION HAS TO DEAL WITH.
The Start of No Woman Without
One evening a homeless woman asked me for change. I asked her what she was going to spend the money on, in no way at all did she have to tell me, the money was hers regardless. She said, well truthfully ma’am I would like to buy some booze but I need to buy some tampons. That hit me in the face like a brick. I went to my car grabbed my emergency stash of tampons from the car and gave them to her and told her to enjoy her drink. who am I to judge? That’s what I would likely spend my money on…
And it hit me. Listen, I am not in the best financial position BUT I can go and buy tampons when I need them. I thought about it all night. How a homeless woman would need to have money for laundry and extra change of clothes….
September 21st, took to Facebook about last night’s experience and expressed interest in organizing a Tampon Drive. This post totally blew up and here we are.
There are women leaving such a bad situation they can’t even think to grab shoes let alone tampons.
This is a totally natural event and we do not ask for it. The average woman will spend THOUSANDS dealing with the effects of her Menstrual cycle. Imagine what our vulnerable female population has to deal with. Plus add have teenage daughters in the house. Expenses double!
-Scarlet Bjornson – Founder of No Woman Without
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The woman was begging for money, same as every day. But this time, as Scarlet Bjornson reached to find some change, she asked the woman why. The answer was both mundane and shocking: she wanted alcohol but needed tampons. “I had never, ever thought of that,” said Bjornson, at that time a real estate agent
One evening a homeless woman asked me for change. I asked her what she was going to spend the money on, in no way at all did she have to tell me, the money was hers regardless. She said, well truthfully ma’am I would like to buy some booze but I need to buy some
Edmonton Charity providing low income and homeless menstruaters with menstruation hygiene products.
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What can I Donate
The Following are Acceptable Donations:
– Tampons (any brand, any kind)
– Maxi Pads
– Panty Liners
– Feminine Treatment Products
– Packaged Underwear
Taking donations in Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver!
Blush Lane Organic Market
8135 102 St NW, Edmonton, AB
6811A 104 street, Edmonton AB
3 leaf wellness
10122 175 St NW, Edmonton, AB
Northlands Sherwood PArk
2693 Broadmoor Boulevard
10106 124 St, Edmonton, AB
Buff wax spot - SOUTH
9220 Ellerslie Rd SW, Edmonton, AB
Buff wax spot - NORTH
13326 137 Ave NW, Edmonton AB
St. Albert Vision Centre.
3520 Tudor Glen, St. Albert, AB
Find Boutique - Jasper Ave
12304 Jasper Avenue
Find Retail + Donation Centre - South Location
5120 122 Street NW
14132 28 Ave SW, Edmonton, AB
Blush Lane Organic Market-Bridgeland
Calgary AB, T2E 2W5
Blush Lane Organic Market-Aspen Woods
Calgary AB, T3H 0K3
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The Cost of Tampons
1 tampon every 6 hours = 4 tampons per day x 5 days of a period = 20 tampons per cycl
20 tampons per cycle x 456 periods = 9,120
At 36 tampons per box, that’s 253.3 boxes x $7 = $1,773.33
Women in Crisis in Canada
On any given night in Canada, 3,491 women and their 2,724 children sleep in shelters because it isn’t safe at home.
Approximately 70,000 tampons needed for women in crisis across Canada every month!
Periods are more painful in the cold.
Cold weather can also make your period last longer and be heavier.
Age of Puberty for Girls
Girls used to start menstruating at 16
Even as relatively recently as the 1800s, girls didn’t get their periods until they were well into their teens.
Today, whereas, the average age to reach puberty is 12 – better nutrition and more stress are to blame, says science.