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Trojans gather hygiene products for local shelter

'Anything people will need that are leaving volatile or unsafe situations, in order to help them at least get started, because many leave with absolutely nothing on their back'
2022 04 06 hygiene products
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For the third year out of the last four, students at West Ferris Secondary School collected hygiene products to donate to local women's shelters as part of the North Bay Labour Council and the United Way's Tampon Tuesday Campaign.

The Campaign aims to raise awareness of issues surrounding material needs at local shelters and the lack of products that women utilize, that these shelters need.

"Students brought in a ton of products, from pads to toothpaste and everything in between," said Tammy Martel, community organizer and Educational Assistant at West Ferris Secondary School in North Bay. 

The school was able to collect more than 3,000 products as part of the school initiative. 

“Anything people will need that are leaving volatile or unsafe situations, in order to help them at least get started, because many leave with absolutely nothing on their back,” added Martel, explaining the types of products brought in to be added to the shelves of local women's shelters.