What a Way to Pad Your Résumé

You know what day it is today, don’t you? It’s Tampon Tuesday – or “Maxi Mardi,” If you happen to live in Montreal. No, it’s not a day dedicated to feminine hygiene. (We kind of hope you take care of that pretty much every day on your own.) Rather, one Tuesday a month, Jack Astor’s Bar & Grill restaurants in three Canadian cities collect donations of tampons and pads for the food bank, in exchange for an evening of free food and business networking.

See, when you’re living close to the poverty line, it gets mighty expensive to host your Aunt Flo for five to seven days. With Tampon Tuesday, this monthly event makes it easier to, well, cope with your monthlies.

The first Tampon Tuesday was launched two years ago in London, Ontario. According to organizers, over 4,000 boxes of feminine hygiene products have been collected thus far. And now the initiative has expanded to restaurants in Toronto and Montreal. So if you live in one of these cities and don’t have plans for later, why not put on a suit, buy a pack of Kotex, and come make connections?

It’s a worthy cause. And giving is good. Period.

7 responses to “What a Way to Pad Your Résumé

  1. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Please note that the Montreal event tonight will be held at Wienstein & Gavino’s (1434 Crescent).

  4. Thanks for the info – I hope folks in Montreal consider dropping in with their drugstore boxes!

  5. Thanks, blogunteer, for your feedback!

  6. There’s a Jack Astor’s coming soon to Kingston. I’ll have to check it out on a Tuesday and see if they have the same deal. Neat. Maybe this will help some women to “have a happy period.” (obviously a marketing line developed by men–what women do you know that have, or had a ‘happy’ period?)
    Thanks for letting us know about this, Lisa.

  7. Makes you wonder if menopause is the ultimate “happy period”? Ha. Thanks for the comment, Christine. You can get in touch with the organizers (http://www.tampontuesday.com/contact/) to find out if there are any plans to launch Tampon Tuesdays in Kingston. Or maybe you could join the startup committee!

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